SCOPE wins Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) award from the National Academy of Science 

SCOPE is very pleased to announce that our team was awarded $159,000 from the National Academy of Science for our proposal entitled “Improved access and uptake of maternal and child health services in rural Ethiopia through collaborative community and health systems partnership."  The award, made to our partners at the University of Gondar, provides funds to conduct a trial to test the efficacy of SCOPE’s Beruh Tesfa  (“Bright Hope”) project that partners community health workers and Orthodox priests to conduct outreach to increase knowledge of and access to life saving maternal and newborn services provided at public clinics. The results of the study will evaluate how effective the SCOPE model is and provide opportunities for future partnership to scale up the design if it is proven effective.
Dr. Getahun Asres, our longtime SCOPE program manager at the University of Gondar, will serve as the principle investigator on the award and two stellar faculty at the University of Washington, Drs. Judd Walson and Brandon Guthrie, will provide technical assistance. The PEER award will allow SCOPE to expand the Beruh Tesfa program to six new sites in 2017.  We look forward to sharing the progress of this award with you over the next two years and thank you for your continued support of our work!
For more information on the award, please read the full announcement.

Dr. Getahun Speaks About the PEER Award at Harborview Medical Center 

Dr. Getahun's lecture, titled after the award, "Improved access and uptake of Maternal and Child Health services in rural Ethiopia through collaborative community and health systems partnership" detailed the proposed research method designed to study the under-utilization of health services by expecting mothers, with the goal of decreasing the risk of mother and child morbidity and mortality.   
Department of Global Health's 10 Year Anniversary 
Anna Schmidt and Dr. Getahun presented SCOPE's Beruh Tesfa (Bright Hope) Project at the #GHNextGen event hosted by the Department of Global Health. The night celebrated the important role of the department and its accomplishments. 
Dr. Brandon Guthrie and Dr. Getahun with Abune Else
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We sincerely appreciate your tax-deductible, charitable gift that supports our continued work to eradicate HIV-AIDS in Ethiopia and improve maternal child health. Gifts to SCOPE are made through the University of Washington Foundation. 100% of your gift goes directly to SCOPE. 
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