ECHO is an online knowledge-sharing tool that shares knowledge through expert’s didactics and case presentation by participants, which employs the philosophy of #MoveKnowledgeNotPeople #AllTeachAllLearn. We at NICPR have leveraged this tool to share our knowledge and expertise in the field of #PreventiveOncology for #CancerElimination. It is an easy to use and ubiquitously downloadable tool across various devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
NICPR ECHO empowers health care providers to update knowledge and skills in the area of cancer prevention. This entails incorporating cancer screening programs using the ECHO model to improve capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations
The mission is to build capacity in the area of cancer screening services among health care providers. This will empower them to carry out screening independently thereby enabling their services to be accessible to every eligible citizen in India.
There is an estimated burden of over 1 million individuals who were diagnosed with cancer in India in 2012. The three most commonly occurring cancers in India are breast, uterine cervix and oral cancers, together accounting for one third of India’s cancer burden. All three are usually detectable at early stages, and malignancies of the oral cavity and cervix have precancerous stages that are amenable to secondary prevention. Therefore, screening and early detection of these three cancers will help to markedly reduce the cancer burden in India.
Due to prior awareness and medical knowledge about cancer, specialists and medical officers will be trained online on ECHO platform, following which they’ll attend the hands-on training at NICPR, Noida.
a. CSTP-MO program will be offered through out the year for medical officers in various states.
b. Advanced level of training will be offered to specialists (gynecologists and dentists) in the Indian Public Health System (IPHS) at various District Hospitals (DH), Community Health Centers (CHC) etc. across India, particularly focusing on the North Eastern Seven Sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Assam. The program will also be extended to the state of Sikkim in the North Eastern region.
Participants of the course can access live video sessions of NICPR-ECHO courses through any internet enabled smart devices such as, smart phones, laptop, desktop or tablets etc. Interested participants can contact us at email@example.com.
In the technology driven world that we live in, ECHO has enabled learning from the comforts of one’s home or never having to leave your office premises to update oneself with latest in the field. ECHO enables knowledge to be delivered to your door-step, from top-notch experts and leaders from eminent institutes and organisations. So, far we’ve reached many states and about 250+ cities in India.