Project ECHO partners with Co-Impact for healthcare systems change in India


The ECHO Institute is excited to announce a five-year collaborative partnership with Co-Impact that will enable us to significantly expand our work with ECHO India to transform healthcare systems across India, bringing us closer to our goal of reaching 1 billion lives around the world.

Co-Impact is a new global collaborative of philanthropists pooling their expertise, networks, and resources to improve the lives of millions by enabling solutions and lasting change to challenging social issues at scale. Core partners for Co-Impact include Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Rohini and Nandan Nilekani.


After a period of rigorous assessment by the Co-Impact team, Project ECHO has been selected from a pool of over 200 initiatives to receive an inaugural Co-Impact systems change grant, leveraging the ECHO model to build the capacity of community health providers to provide life-saving health care to India’s underserved populations.

“Collaboration is at the heart of Project ECHO, and we are thrilled to join with Co-Impact to help bring the ECHO model to scale in India – a high-population country with significant healthcare needs and a government that embraces innovation and impact,” said Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Founder of Project ECHO. “Ultimately, we hope that the progress and lessons learned from our expanding effort in India and our partnership with Co-Impact will propel further growth of the ECHO model around the world, so that more people can get the care they need, when and where they need it.”

For more information on partnering with Project ECHO, please contact Ann-Mary MacLeod, Senior Director of Development, at Ann-Mary.Macleod@unmfund.org or 505.227.3432

For more information on the ECHO India Trust, click here.

For more information on Co-Impact, click here.

To read the announcement press release, click here.