Project ECHO ® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed in 2003 as a method to improve equitable access to healthcare and demonopolize knowledge to improve capacity. The platform uses technology for combined case-based and didactic, multi-directional learning (5,6). As at September 2020, there are 77 ECHO Hubs for cancer, in 14 countries, running 143 programs (7). Many of these ECHO hubs focus on cancer prevention, treatment, diagnosis, and survivorship.
The Africa Cancer Research and Control ECHO program is one of the first, and only programs that focus on the convening of academic scientists, planners, clinicians, and policy-makers from the region to share best approaches and challenges in cancer control, to advance sustainable NCCP development and implementation. This ECHO was launched in March 2018, with support from the National Cancer Institute/Centre for Global Health and in October 2019, the program transitioned to KENCO as the new convening regional HUB in Africa, upon completion of ECHO Institute-led Immersion Training in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2019 and in Maputo, Mozambique in November 2019.
KENCO hosts the Africa ECHO sessions using the Zoom® video conferencing platform. There is also a regionally-based leadership structure that makes up the steering committee. Currently, 12 African countries are represented. Additional participants and partners were welcomed throughout the year through word-of-mouth, and through learning about the ECHO from colleagues and collaborators at conferences and scientific meetings. The target populations for this ECHO are professionals involved in cancer research and control at the country level and partners who support research and program implementation in the region. For more details: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CEMPC is owned and copyrighted by the American Cancer Society and was developed in close collaboration with The Ministry of Health of Kenya, Kenyatta National Hospital, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, and the Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO) who provided technical guidance and design recommendations. The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs facilitated the process.
To download the Full-Color CEMPC, click on the links below:
- What You Need To Know About Cancer: A Guide To Patients and Caregivers
- Unachofaa Kujua Kuhusu Saratani: Mwongozo Kwa Wangonjwa na Wahudumu Wa Afya
- What You Need To Know About Cancer: Flipchart For Use With Patients and Caregivers
- Unachohitaji Kujua Kuhusu Saratani: Kwa Matumizi ya Wagonjwa na Wauguzi
- How To Communicate With Cancer Patients: Tips for Health Care Workers
To download the Grayscale CEMPC, click on the links below:
- What You Need To Know About Cancer – A Guide For Patients and Caregivers_Grayscale
- What You Need To Know About Cancer – Flipchart For Use With Patients and Caregivers_Grayscale
- Unachohitaji Kujua Kuhusu Saratani- Kwa Matumizi ya Wagonjwa na Wauguzi_Grayscale
- Unachofaa Kujua Kuhusu Saratani – Muongozo Kwa Wangonjwa na Wahudumu Wa Afya_Grayscale
- How To Communicate With Cancer Patients Tips For Health Care Workers_Grayscale