SCOPE is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, the University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and faith-based organizations in the United States and Ethiopia. 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.


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Founding Partner

The University of Washington Department of Global Health is a founding partner of SCOPE and a major implementing partner for the SCOPE fellowship program that supports UW graduate student learning experiences in Gondar, Ethiopia.  Faculty and staff from the Department of Global Health lend their expertise on SCOPE’s Scientific Advisory Board and consult on SCOPE’s research and fellowship activities. 



Founding Partner

The University of Gondar (UoG) is a founding and implementing partner for the SCOPE program.  The University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences and Institute of Public Health are instrumental to SCOPE’s fellowship program and its community service and research activities led and supported by academic faculty and staff in the North Gondar Zone. Senior faculty and staff provide mentorship for                                                                                             SCOPE fellows and lead a Steering Committee comprised of community members                                                                                                who help direct SCOPE programming and implementation. 



Founding Partner

University Presbyterian Church (UPC) is a founding partner of SCOPE.  UPC is located one block north of the University of Washington and is the church home of many faculty, staff and students. Supporting and engaging the pursuit of truth at the University and ministering to the whole person have been key parts of UPC’s mission for over 100 years. 

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Founding Partner



Global wacH

Global WACh makes scientific discoveries, cultivates leaders, and bridges disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well being of women, adolescents, and children.  Global WACh brings together experts across the University of Washington in the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, global health, bioengineering and more.  The Center utilizes a lifecycle perspective that leverages critical windows for health interventions that have lifelong benefits. 

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St. Joseph's Church is the Jesuit Parish in Seattle.  It is located on Capitol Hill at 19th and Aloha and brings together parishioners from all over the greater Seattle area, as well as from the Seattle University community.  For over 100 years, St. Joseph's has lived out its mission to love and to serve.