October 14, 2020

On October 14th, the International Cancer Control Partnership, as part of the growing Technical Assistance offer, has launched its first ICCP ECHO Program focusing on implementation of national cancer control plans. The first, introductory session today allowed participants from 8 participating countries: Cameroon, Eswatini, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania to get to know each other, get to know the ICCP partners as well as get familiar with the operating model of the program.

ICCP ECHO Program is using the Project ECHO technology-enabled collaborative learning model to develop a virtual community of practice, where country teams learn through both instruction-based learning and group discourse.

The curriculum of the program will be developed based on topics that the country teams have identified as key areas of technical need in cancer control plan implementation. Each session will include a case presentation by one of the participating countries, a didactic presentation by an expert on a technical topic and a group discussion.

The next opportunity for countries to apply to join the ICCP ECHO Program is tentatively set to begin in March 2021.

More details will be available on the ICCP portal in 2021.