SCOPE Update June 2013
Please join us for SCOPE’s annual summer fundraiser and party from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. on Saturday, July 27. We would love to see you at the home of Doug and Lyn Lee, 16002 Beach Dr. NE in Lake Forest Park, 98115. It will be a fun afternoon with traditional Ethiopian food, live music and guest speaker Lisa Cohen, Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance.

If you can’t make it but would still like to donate to SCOPE, please visit our website and click:

SCOPE Fellow, Kristen Savage
"We know how to prevent transmission of HIV from pregnant mothers to their babies.  We don't know why more pregnant women in Ethiopia are not using these services."
 ~Dr Grace John-Stewart, Director GlobalWach, University of Washington   

 SCOPE’s newest fellow, Kristen Savage, will begin her SCOPE project in Gondar, Ethiopia on June 20.
Kristen is a graduate student in the University of Washington Community Oriented Public Health Practice Program. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from UCLA, Kristen interned with Educare India, a rural development organization based in Punjab. She founded and managed a Girl’s Club for adolescent girls in the village of Sotla that provided nutrition, sanitation and sexual education. She also developed an HIV/AIDS education module for secondary schools in Punjab.

Kristen will work on the first phase of SCOPE’s Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV project. Kristen and Kefyalew Addis, SCOPE fellow in Gondar, will train both Orthodox priests and female community volunteers about HIV/AIDS and the importance of prenatal care. These priests and women will then work together in an effort to increase the numbers of pregnant women seeking prenatal care services at the Woleka health center, including HIV testing and treatment of infected pregnant women.

You can find her complete project proposal at

We sincerely appreciate your fully tax-deductible, charitable gift that supports our continued work to eradicate HIV-AIDS in Ethiopia.  Gifts to SCOPE are made through the University of Washington Foundation. 100% of your gift goes directly to SCOPE.

"Ideas matter.  We need clever ideas to address the issues of HIV/AIDS.  And SCOPE is a HUGE idea."
~Dr. Afewerk, Director of Research and Community Services, University of Gondar



Zerai completed his SCOPE project in March. His community/services survey work in Gondar was instrumental in the choice of Woleka health center for SCOPE’s Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission project.Well done, Zerai.  Click here to read his  completed project presentation 

We rely on your generosity and private donations, both large and small, to continue our programs. Your donation will support:

-New program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Our goal is not just healthier babies, but healthier mothers who survive the disease and are able to watch their children grow up.

-Training religious leaders in Gondar on HIV-AIDS prevention and control.

-Exemplary research by our fellows from the University of Washington and the University of Gondar Public Health Program. 

-Hiring a permanent staff person in Gondar to manage SCOPE's programs

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