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Supporting Equador’s fight against COVID-19.

  • At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jhpiego provided technical support, through the RISE project, to the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and selected health care facilities to enable safe and effective use of 250 mechanical ventilators donated by the U.S. Government. Currently, the project is ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and contributing to pandemic detection response, as well as strengthening the country’s oxygen ecosystem.
  • In collaboration with the MOPH and the Metropolitan District of Quito, RISE Ecuador has supported the roll-out of more than 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • More than 24,000 people have been trained on COVID-19 vaccine-related topics and more than 476,000 people have been reached through mass media and social media.
  • With the MOPH, Jhpiego conducted a 10-part webinar series on COVID-19 critical case management, reaching 1,377 health care workers across 163 facilities.

Our Technical Areas in Ecuador

Our Work in Ecuador

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is working in select countries, including Ecuador, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with ministry of health priorities in each country, RISE’s COVID-19 response support may include: assisting in the planning and rollout of national vaccine plans, including ensuring health care workers are prepared to implement and monitor this plan; providing focused and clinically relevant capacity building for clinicians providing COVID-19 case management; strengthening the oxygen ecosystem; and supporting health care workers in oxygen conservation, rationalization and non-invasive respiratory care.

RISE is a five-year global project—funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID—that works with countries to achieve a shared vision of attaining and maintaining epidemic control, with stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results through sustainable, self-reliant and resilient health systems. The project is led by Jhpiego with the following partners: ICAP at Columbia University, Management Sciences for Health, Anova, BAO Systems, Johns Hopkins University Center for Public Health and Human Rights, and Mann Global Health. For the COVID-19 ventilator technical assistance effort, RISE is also collaborating with the University of California San Francisco, World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (via the GH STAR project), FHI 360 (via the EpiC Project) and Johns Hopkins University emergency medicine and critical care staff.