Publications & Awards 

SCOPE's work to unite faith and medical communities to improve health in Ethiopia has been featured in journals, at conferences, and by funders who partner with us to accomplish our mission.      


Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

The PEER Award is a $159,000 grant from the National Academy of Sciences given to SCOPE to increase knowledge of and access to life saving maternal and newborn services provided at public clinics through the partnership with community health workers and religious leaders in Ethiopia.


Involving religious leaders in HIV care and treatment at a university-affiliated hospital in Ethiopia: Application of formative inquiry

Are patients with HIV willing to receive HIV-related psychosocial support from religious leaders? SCOPE's former fellows, Meheret Edeshaw and Sarah Rawlins, explore the question in the most recent issue of the Global Public Health Journal. 

Evaluation of a pilot project and development of a scale up plan with a focus on sustainability. 

Emily Robinson, Kefyalew Addis, Getahun Asres, Katherine Pfizenmaier, Nancy Andrews, Peggy Sarjeant, Gail Johnson, Joachim Voss, Judd Walson

"Faith, Medicine, and Health: An Integrated Approach" Panel Discussion at ICASA 2015

SCOPE hosted a panel discussion at the 2015 International Conference for AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Harare, Zimbabwe.  the panel brought together professionals from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and the United States to discuss innovative approaches for integrating faith leaders into the HIV/AIDS response.  

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"Soul fathers as health educators: a pilot to improve anc and pmtct uptake in gondar, ethiopia" 

SCOPE fellow, Kristin Savage, won the Global Healthies Award for her research on SCOPE's model of involving religious leaders in health outreach and education of ANC and PMTCT care.