Sudan’s long-running political unrest and instability have left the country in dire need of healthcare workers and services. A group of Sudanese in the diaspora are hoping to close the health gap using Project ECHO, a mentoring programme that uses telemedicine to connect rural communities and health workers with experts around the world.
This week, Nada Fadul, a Sudanese-American infectious diseases professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, explains the Project ECHO model and tells our reporter Michael Kaloki how it supported COVID-19 vaccine uptake in unreached communities. And, trainee doctor Sarah Mohammed shares her experience and the benefits of remote mentoring programmes.
This piece was produced by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English desk.