Elizabeth and I met up in Los Angeles airport at gate 68B. We are currently sitting on the plane in Dublin airport as we refuel for the final leg of our trip to Addis. The past few days were hectic planning, packing, running last minute errands, and saying goodbye to friends and family. Now that […]Read more "A few thoughts from the plane"
In an hour I will be on a plane- the first of three in the 24-hour-plus journey to Gondar. I’ve sent my bags through and cleared security, and I have an hour here, of peace and quiet in the terminal, before embarking on this next big adventure. This journey started in December, when I applied […]Read more "Preparing to Depart"
Next week SCOPE fellows Elizabeth and Sheldon will embark on their six month journey in Gondar, Ethiopia. Both Masters of Public Health students will work on SCOPE’s Faith Leaders Advocating for Maternal Empowerment (FLAME) project under the supervision of Dr. Getahun Asres at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. Follow their journey as they navigate […]Read more "Coming soon: SCOPE stories from graduate fellows Elizabeth Karman and Sheldon Halsted"
My work in the Teda project outside of Gondar for the past three months with SCOPE fellow Geta has been the most rewarding and empowering experience. I have enjoyed learning and having conversations from the team of Priests and Religious Women that we work with in the rural areas around the Tseda village. My favorite […]Read more "Eaden Reflects On Her 3 months In Gondar"
Since ante-natal care (ANC) training was conducted at the Tseda site, the Priests and religious women (P&RW) have been going to the rural communities to educate and refer pregnant and laboring women to the Tseda health center for assisted birth and ANC services. We have been meeting bi-weekly to host discussions with the 10 priests […]Read more "“Thoughts and reflections from about the Tseda project” by Geta Asrade"
Galia Deitz, associate SCOPE Fellow and first-yeat UW medical student, is in Gondar researching what adolescents are taught about HIV. In this post she describes some of her research. I am very excited to start my first interview at Messeret School in Gondar. Part of my research involves interviewing HIV Club Coordinators at Gondar middle […]Read more "Galia’s Experience At The Messeret School"
Posted by: Eaden Andu, SCOPE Fellow Keisis Dawit started the day by blessing the gathering and explaining the collaboration between the Orthodox Church headed by the North Gondar Diocese and SCOPE projects led by fellows from the University of Washington and University of Gondar. He highlighted the importance this work to the church and the […]Read more "Highlights from the Tseda ANC Trainings"