In the loop | Quarterly E-Newsletter #2/2022

This is obviously not a case of 'time flies when you're having fun' – we would never call the 2nd quarter fun. Still, it certainly was a hectic and challenging one for everyone at CareEpilepsy Ethiopia. First, we spent time planning and preparing for the launch of our Epilepsy and Health Assessment Clinic. Secondly, we continued to arrange the new epilepsy center, which we moved into during March 2022, making it easier to offer our services.

As always, we continue to offer various services and programs this quarter. We are in the process of setting up a Health Officer Health Assessment clinic and running more neurologist-led epilepsy clinics for our patients. 

We are creating an epilepsy training opportunity and planning to set up a telemedicine service involving electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. International neurologists will support this service. Finally, we are recruiting national volunteer psychiatrists to offer psychological care at our center.

Our community outreach worker resigned this quarter, but we plan to recruit shortly. On another note, I would like to warmly welcome CareEpilepsy's new partners and volunteers. A special welcome goes to Dr Etsegenet Tizazu, an Epileptologist from Newark, Delaware, USA, who joined our national advisory board. She is already making her presence felt by helping to expand our epilepsy clinic and EEG services and promoting our work with the international community.

Reflecting on this quarter, the most important thing for me as a CEO is our ability to recruit and work with both professional and youth volunteers to run our services. I want to acknowledge their commitment to serving anyone affected by epilepsy during the 2nd quarter of 2022.

I look forward to updating you next quarter.

Yours sincerely,
Enat Yewnetu

Founder and CEO