A few thoughts from the plane

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 […]

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Preparing to Depart

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 […]

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Coming soon: SCOPE stories from graduate fellows Elizabeth Karman and Sheldon Halsted

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 […]

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“Thoughts and reflections from about the Tseda project” by Geta Asrade

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 […]

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