Project ECHO Mozambique is a collaborative effort between MD Anderson, three MD Anderson Sister Institutions in Brazil, Maputo Central Hospital (Mozambique) and the Ministry of Health in Mozambique. The Brazilian partners include Barretos Cancer Hospital, Albert Einstein Hospital and A.C. Camargo Cancer Center. This partnership is working to increase clinical capacity through a comprehensive training program including regular telementoring, hands-on training workshops and professional exchanges.
Cervical cancer, is the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths among women in Mozambique, where it represents 32% of new cancers diagnosed in women. These high rates are primarily due to a lack of access to screening programs, limited public education, and a limited number of health care providers trained to diagnose and treat pre-invasive cervical disease.
Since 2014, by invitation from the First Lady of Mozambique, MD Anderson, in collaboration with three Sister Institutions in Brazil (Barretos Cancer Hospital, Albert Einstein Hospital and A.C. Camargo Cancer Center), works with physicians in Mozambique and the Ministry of Health with the goal of establishing comprehensive training programs for cervical, breast, head & neck and hematology related cancers. Project ECHO is part of a larger strategy to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis and management and supplements regular in-country workshops and educational exchanges of residents from Mozambique in Brazil. These conferences and training workshops are conducted in Portuguese.
- ECHO Cervical: Once a month on Fridays at 7 a.m. Central Time
- ECHO Breast: Once a month on Fridays at 7 a.m. Central Time
- ECHO Head and Neck: Once a month on the first Wednesday at 8 a.m. Central Time
- ECHO Pathology: TBD
- ECHO Hematology: Once a month on the third Wednesday at 8 a.m. Central Time
ECHO Mozambique Contacts
Ellen Baker - Director, Project ECHO
Jessica Rodriguez - Program Coordinator, Project ECHO
Melissa Lopez - Program Director, Project ECHO