Mission

The Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) project improves health in Ethiopian regions affected by HIV/AIDS through medical and faith community partnerships dedicated to outreach, education, and training. 

  • Outreach to local communities, aimed at reducing stigma and expanding HIV testing, diagnosis, treatment and care.
  • Education of new global health leaders through university-affiliated fellowship programs.
  • Training local faith leaders in the importance of reducing barriers to HIV testing and care.

 

Partners

SCOPE is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, and the North Gondar Diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. This partnership between university-based medicine and the religious community builds on the strengths of both, using the broad and influential reach of the faith community to expand understanding of and access to modern medical diagnostics and treatment.

 
UW Department of Global Heath

Our Team

NANCY ANDREWS, M.A. SCOPE Co-Director, Former Microsoft Executive nancyan@me.com

NANCY ANDREWS, M.A.

SCOPE Co-Director,
Former Microsoft Executive

nancyan@me.com

PEGGY SARJEANT, M.D. SCOPE Co-Director, Seattle pediatrician and writer. pegsarjl@gmail.com

PEGGY SARJEANT, M.D.

SCOPE Co-Director, Seattle pediatrician and writer.

pegsarjl@gmail.com

JUDD WALSON, M.D. - MPH Associate Professor of Global Health, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington walson@uw.edu

JUDD WALSON, M.D. - MPH

Associate Professor of Global Health, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Washington

walson@uw.edu

GRACE JOHN STEWART, M.D. - MPH - PhD Professor of Global Health, University of Washington, Director UW Global WACh gjohn@uw.edu

GRACE JOHN STEWART, M.D. - MPH - PhD

Professor of Global Health, University of Washington, Director UW Global WACh

gjohn@uw.edu

SANDRA FISHER, RN - DNP Candidate sandwfisher@gmail.com

SANDRA FISHER, RN - DNP Candidate

sandwfisher@gmail.com

BARBARA CLINTON, PHD

BARBARA CLINTON, PHD

GETAHUN ASRES, MPH Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Gondar, Ethiopia asresgetahun@gmail.com

GETAHUN ASRES, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

asresgetahun@gmail.com

MEHERET ENDESHAW, MPH Former SCOPE Fellow, Research Coordinator, Department of Global Health, University of Washington endeshaw@uw.edu

MEHERET ENDESHAW, MPH

Former SCOPE Fellow, Research Coordinator, Department of Global Health, University of Washington

endeshaw@uw.edu

PAULRA ROWLAND, MPH - PhD Senior Associate, Organizational Research Services (ORS) prowland@orsimpact.com

PAULRA ROWLAND, MPH - PhD

Senior Associate, Organizational Research Services (ORS)

prowland@orsimpact.com

WESEN KITFEW, MPH Former I-Tech Ethiopia staff wesenk@yahoo.com

WESEN KITFEW, MPH

Former I-Tech Ethiopia staff

wesenk@yahoo.com

KEN KIERSTAD University Presbyterian Church Outreach Director kenk@upc.org

KEN KIERSTAD

University Presbyterian Church Outreach Director

kenk@upc.org

KATE PFIZENMAIER, MPA SCOPE Program Manager

KATE PFIZENMAIER, MPA

SCOPE Program Manager

BRIAN JACOBSEN brianj@madpark.com

BRIAN JACOBSEN

brianj@madpark.com

SOPHIA TESHOME, MPH Former SCOPE fellow and CDC Ethiopia HIV/AIDS consultant sophiateshome@gmail.com

SOPHIA TESHOME, MPH

Former SCOPE fellow and CDC Ethiopia HIV/AIDS consultant

sophiateshome@gmail.com

EZRA TESHOME Seattle Rotary Club

EZRA TESHOME

Seattle Rotary Club

DAVID BRENNAN J.D.

DAVID BRENNAN

J.D.

GAIL JOHNSON, DNP, ARNP, FNP Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Nursing Seattle, WA

GAIL JOHNSON, DNP, ARNP, FNP

Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Nursing

Seattle, WA

AWOKE TEMESGEN, PhD IHME

AWOKE TEMESGEN, PhD

IHME

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