During the weekends when I’m not working, I have been able to travel to the historical sites surrounding Gondar. One of the highlights of my trips have been traveling to Bahir Dahr and visiting the Blue Nile Falls. Rebecca, Favian (our German friend who is doing rotations at the UoG) and I took a 1 […]Read more "Blue Nile Falls"
Intervention follow up group discussions Over the last few weeks we did our first and second site visits for the intervention follow-up group discussions at all of the inventional sites. Atsedemariam is our furthest health center to reach by car (~4 hours away) and Musabamp is one of our closest (~ 1 hour away by […]Read more "The Passion is Palpable"
Building Community One of my favorite activities when I am not at the University of Gondar attending to SCOPE FLAME work is playing volleyball at the guesthouse where I live. Volleyball has turned into an opportunity to build community with those who live around me. I was able to purchase a nice volleyball to play […]Read more "Building Community"
7.16.2018 Intervention follow-up group discussions have begun! After having some downtime following the FLAME training (see FLAME Training blog), the intervention follow-up group discussion site visits have begun. These site visits will occur throughout the year during the intervention phase. The intervention follow-up group discussions are intended to assist the health development army and the […]Read more "Intervention Follow-Up Group Discussions"
Written 6.29.2018 In the last two weeks there has been many reasons to celebrate! First, two of our SCOPE colleagues who are data collectors on the FLAME project defended their Master’s in Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Both Atalay Goshu and Mehari Woldemariam defended their thesis successfully. I was able to be present for both […]Read more "Celebrations!"
6/29/2018 A Hero’s Return Greetings from my first 2 weeks in Gondar! This week we’ve been preparing to start the site visits for the interventional follow-up group discussions. However, a highlight of this week for SCOPE and the University of Gondar (UoG) community was the release of former SCOPE fellow Geta Asrade. As many of […]Read more "A Hero’s Return"
Written on 6.4.2018 The FLAME training began on Monday, May 29 and was completed on Saturday, June 2. In this blog post, my goal is to provide an overview of the training through pictures and words. It was a busy but very good training. The training started from 8 AM and ended at 5 PM. […]Read more "FLAME Training"