Sudan ECHO Center of Excellence
The Sudan ECHO Center of Excellence is an innovative model, which will help Sudan achieve the UN SDGs through capacity building of youth, women and community leaders using the Project ECHO platform. The Sudan ECHO Center of Excellence, which is a collaboration where ECHO hubs across Sudan can share vital infrastructure and human resources will allow ECHO hubs to focus on telementorship without duplicating efforts. In addition to creating a network of ECHO hubs to solve community problems through academic community partnerships, it will help link Sudanese students and researchers with their peers internationally. This will enable learners and subject matter experts to exchange knowledge and skills using the latest evidence-based guidelines and technologies, with the ultimate goal of achieving sustainable communities.
About Project ECHO
Project ECHO is a guided-practice model that reduces health disparitiesin under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach. Expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.
Current ECHO Programs
Current ECHO Programs
The Community Medical Response- CMRT ECHO is the first ECHO program to be launched in Sudan on May 22nd, 2021. The program was conducted with a dual hub model, with the main hub being the University of Nebraska Medical Center Sudan ECHO Global Hub, and the local hub is the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health. In its first year, the program has trained over 2,000 spokes in 6 states, delivering 35 sessions by 24 subject matter experts. Using this knowledge, the volunteers were able to partner with the community to deliver interventions focusing on improving health and wellbeing of the communities they serve (SDGs 3, 4, 11, 17)
SUST PENG ECHO
Sudan University of Science and Technology in partnership with PEACE Engineering launched the first ECHO for Engineering, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022. The SUST-PENG hub team (Dr. Tagwa Musa, lead faculty, and Fatima Gala, ECHO coordinator, and team) launched an ECHO program named CERT—Community Engineering Response Team. CERT is modeled after the CMRT ECHO run by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Sudan Global ECHO Hub. The learners, senior engineering students, will join in a virtual community of practice held by the global team from PEACE Engineering (SDGs 4, 9, 8, 10, 17)
Conscious Leadership ECHO
In collaboration with the Conscious Coalition, SuDRO has arranged a Conscious Leadership and Peacebuilding ECHO. The goal of the ECHO is to work together sharing best practices, equipping All partners to Include Sudanese Ministry of Health Leaders, and CMRT National Coordinators, State Leaders, Frontline healthcare professionals, CERT trainees, and supporting organizations in Effective Leadership and Peacebuilding/Conflict Transformation Skills Through Inter/Intrapersonal Tools, Principles, Practices and Techniques (SDGs 4, 10, 11, 16, 17).
Current ECHO Hubs and Spokes
Upcoming ECHO Programs
University of Gezira Rural Primary Care ECHO, starting September 2022
Research Skills ECHO starting August 2022