100&Change: 2020

Project ECHO: Democratizing Life-Saving Medical Knowledge and Care

Project ECHO will connect community healthcare providers in India and Africa to lifesaving medical knowledge and expertise, driving local solutions to global health challenges.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • New Mexico, United States
  • Khomas, Namibia
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • Dodoma Region, Tanzania
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Proposed Work Locations:
  • State of West Bengal, India
  • State of Mahārāshtra, India
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Marahoué, Ivory Coast
Priority Populations:
  • People with disabilities
  • People with diseases and illnesses
  • Substance abusers
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals

Executive Summary:

Every year, millions suffer and die from conditions we know how to prevent, manage, and cure, because healthcare practitioners in underserved areas lack needed knowledge, training, and support. Imagine thousands of health workers effectively treating conditions like hepatitis C, HIV, or tuberculosis in their own communities, without sending patients hundreds of miles away to medical centers where care is too costly and too late. Project ECHO makes this possible by building communities of practice that connect local providers with specialists for remote training and mentoring. The ECHO Institute trains and supports partners worldwide to use the ECHO model for their priority health challenges. We will scale across India and Africa so that, by 2024, 100 million people will receive high-quality specialty health care locally. We will also implement a new digital infrastructure to more effectively disseminate training/support and quality improvement resources across our global network.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center - ECHO Institute

website: https://hsc.unm.edu/
Organization Headquarters
Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
> $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000

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