Our dear friend and colleague, Adino, is off to America! He has been accepted to an intensive two-week Implementation Science course at the University of Washington in Seattle. The course will cover methods of improving global health implementation, including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research. We are excited for the skills and […]Read more "Adino in America!"
This morning, the SCOPE team hit the road! A team of data collectors from the University of Gondar joined Sheldon and me as we set out to visit and assess health centers in the rural areas near Gondar. The FLAME study, which is the research arm of SCOPE, is visiting 30 health centers to assess […]Read more "A Window Into Rural Maternity Care"
Last week, Elizabeth, Adino, and I had the pleasure of visiting one of SCOPE’s sites – Aymba Health Center. We took local minibus transport to Aymba village center, which is located about 40km outside of Gondar. We then walked across the river to the Aymba health center. Many children were bathing, swimming, and playing in […]Read more "Aymba Health Center Visit"
This week has been a bit slower around the SCOPE office for Sheldon and me, so we are taking the opportunity to see and learn more about the Ethiopian healthcare system. The SCOPE intervention is all about prevention- trying to both prevent problems that might require urgent care, and also trying to make sure that […]Read more "An Educational Visit to the Hospital"
This past weekend Elizabeth and I went on our first adventure outside Gondar to a village called Gorgora. Gorgora is located south of Gondar on the north shore of Lake Tana. It was a lovely weekend getaway and I wanted to share a glimpse of our experience with you. We left the guesthouse bright and […]Read more "Gorgora: a little piece of paradise"
Elizabeth here- Sheldon and I have now been in Gondar for about a month, and we are settling into a steady work routine. This is a typical day: In the morning, Sheldon and I wake up to energetic birdsong right outside our windows. The guesthouse where we live is peaceful in the mornings- with shade […]Read more "A Day in the Life of a SCOPE Fellow"
After ~3 weeks of living in Gondar, Elizabeth and I have had the opportunity to reflect on our work thus far. I am truly impressed by the Gondar study coordinators and the wonderful SCOPE work culture. The anecdotes below provide a brief depiction of my work experience thus far. A ‘Typical’ Day Every Monday-Friday, […]Read more "SCOPE’s wonderful work culture"