Community Activist Award

Dr. Enawgaw Mehari, MD

Dr. Enawgaw Mehari is the founder and CEO of people to people Inc. (P2P), a nonprofit organization that aims to improve health care and reduce AIDS in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia. Ethiopian-born Enawgaw Mehari, MD, came to the US in 1995 to fulfill his dreams of becoming a neurologist, he moved from McGill University in Montreal and enrolled at the University of Kentucky for a neurology residency.
Dr. Mehari pursue fellowship training in Pain management and neurophysiology at Case Western University in Cleveland and Neuro-AIDS at Washington University in St. Louis. After his training, he began practicing as chief of neurology with specialties in pain management and neuro-AIDS at the Morehead Clinic and St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Kentucky for the last 15 years. He serves as adjunct faculty in family medicine at college of medicine, University of Kentucky and neurology course director for St.Claire /University of Kentucky medical students. Dr.Mehari is also an honorary faculty member for neurology department, College of medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Bahirdar University and Debremarkos University.
He has expanded the services of P2P, including opening the People’s Free Clinic in Morehead, KY, in 2005 for the working poor who have no health insurance and a clinic online for anyone anywhere in the world.