Deputy Chief of Mission participated in the launch of ECHO Project

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge participated in the launch of ECHO Project (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), which is a collaborative model of education and health care for first-line clinicians, which offers ongoing training through a virtual system to combat Tuberculosis in Guatemala with the support of PEPFAR Central America, CDC and University Research Co.

This project will reduce the distance between rural health centers and specialists to improve clinical care for Guatemalans affected by this disease. The clinic that is launched in the country is the pioneer of a support program of the United States Government to fight the pandemic in Latin America.

“We join efforts to train health workers on the diagnosis and appropriate treatment for tuberculosis,” said theDeputy Chief of Mission in his participation.