Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is leveraging its virtual learning and tele-mentoring model to equip more than 350,000 frontline clinicians and public health workers to respond to COVID-19. Over the next two years, working across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, they will build a global network of health workers who together can permanently improve health systems and save lives in the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Main photo caption: Project ECHO is launching a global hub of COVID-19 training content, to take virtual mentoring to new heights. / Shutterstock
Through Audacious, Project ECHO has provided more than 400,000 healthcare workers in 50+ low-and middle-income countries with life-saving information about COVID-19, already surpassing their two-year project goal to train 350,000. They have also established 48 new COVID-19 ECHO hubs, 48 percent of their Audacious two-year goal.
More broadly, The Global ECHO network delivered over 1.6 million hours of COVID-19 training to more than 750,000 frontline doctors, nurses, first responders, ICU and critical care specialists, testing and laboratory personnel, CHWs, hospital and clinic administrators, and public health officials in 158 countries.
ECHO’s monthly COVID-19 Global Collaborative — led by Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist for the WHO — brings together expert practitioners from five continents to share the latest COVID-19 best practices with more than 1,000 global healthcare professionals.
“As of November 1, 2020, the Global ECHO Network has delivered over 1.6 million hours of COVID-19 training to more than 750,000 healthcare professionals in 158 countries at the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.”