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ACTIVE SINCE: 2017

Project ECHO

Access Accelerated
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) helps improve access to preventive and specialty care for people living in remote or underserved areas in India and Vietnam.
SGDS CONTRIBUTING TO:
MEMBER COMPANIES:
Academia or research institute 1
Local NGOs 1

Throughout Asia, many patients have difficulty receiving the health care services they need to manage chronic or complex diseases – such as tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis C, cancer, diabetes, and mental health conditions – in part due to a lack of trained health care professionals.

In underserved areas across Asia, much of the health care workforce is composed of primary care providers, community health workers, and other grassroots health networks that focus mainly on basic primary care. These frontline health workers require ongoing training and skills-building to offer consistent and high-quality care for patients with complex diseases.

The MSD* Foundation made a $7 million, five-year (2017–2021) commitment to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to support the expansion of  ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) programs  in India and Vietnam to help improve access to preventive and specialty care for people living in remote or underserved areas.

 

*MSD is known as Merck & Co., Inc. in the United States & Canada

Geographic Reach
  • South-East Asia
  • Western Pacific
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Disease Area
  • Infectious and Parasitic Disease
  • Other
  • Non-communicable diseases
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SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.3: Communicable diseases and NTDs
  2. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  3. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Academia or research institute

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centers ECHO Institute

Local NGOs

ECHO India Trust