HEALTHY MOTHERS and HEALTHY BABIES
Healthy Mother and Baby at Well-Child Visit
SCOPE’s first implementation project at Woleka Health Center is a success! And we intend to keep it going.
Kristen Savage, SCOPE fellow June-September, 2013, implemented SCOPE’s first Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission project. We have known that it is entirely possible to eradicate maternal to child transmission of HIV and SCOPE’s new project at Woleka Health Center in Gondar, Ethiopia, is working to do exactly that. SCOPE trains priests and female volunteers about HIV/AIDS, stigma, and the importance of antenatal care, equipping them to enter their communities and identify pregnant women in need of care.
All pregnant women are then tested for HIV and, if positive, are treated so their babies are born HIV negative and the mothers stay healthy. Already, SCOPE’s PMTCT project has resulted in increased numbers of pregnant women receiving care at Woleka, proving this innovative faith/medicine partnership works.
Kristen with the Woleka Team
SCOPE held its annual Thank Our Donors Party, November 15, on the University of Washington Campus. This year we added a “Fund A Fellow” drive and a vacation home auction. Once again, everyone at SCOPE would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our many generous donors.
SCOPE featured in SPU's Alumni Magazine, RESPONSE. Click here to read the article!