Our COVID-19 health education materials are available for download free of cost.
Our Response to the
Every day, the COVID-19 situation in India and Bangladesh becomes more desperate. Health facilities and healthcare workers are overwhelmed, and India is grappling with an acute shortage of oxygen and basic healthcare supplies.
Family caregiving is now more critical than ever. Hundreds of thousands of patients and families are being forced to manage the illness by themselves at home.
We are in a unique position to contribute and we are doing everything we can to effectively mobilize a rapid response.
Our efforts during this second wave are still evolving, but we have outlined them below as they currently stand.
Reaching 2000 COVID-19 positive households daily through IVRs and WhatsApp, and on average 125 per day for in-depth counseling and support for caregivers and patients with our live tele-trainers. We are rapidly scaling the teletraining by 10x to reach more families faster.
Supporting a network of NGOs (66 partners and growing) to reach a population of roughly 11.5 million living in rural and underserved areas. This includes training and following up with their front line staff to protect themselves and their communities.
Expanding our tele-trainer support via an inbound, live support helpline that can be used by home isolated patients and families, NGOs, and anyone who has questions about COVID-19, or accessing healthcare resources in rural and low resource settings.
Distributing 200 oxygen concentrators to underserved facilities in regions with the greatest need. We are also identifying gaps and will provide more of these direct resources such as home-care kits in underserved communities.
Creating new content with information on how to manage COVID-19 at home without reliable access to healthcare, vaccines, and additional precautions to take during this emergency. Updated content will be available on our website.
Continuing to support our network of nurses across 165 hospitals who are on the frontline, and the patients and families they reach daily, including answering their questions over WhatsApp.
Ways You Can Support
If you would like to learn more about any of our initiatives or to find ways to collaborate, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specifically, we can support more organizations with:
Our capacity building through training of frontline staff
Providing access to our helpline
Supporting outreach to home isolated patients
Response Activities To-Date
Updated March 2021 before the devastating second wave of COVID-19 took hold.
We will update the below with our 2.0 Response activities when our team has the capacity.
Developing evidence based content on COVID-19 to keep communities safe and healthy
Distributing content and health messaging through trusted communication channels
Managing HealthAlert WhatsApp support for Bangladesh
Using WhatsApp to provide accurate information about COVID-19
Conducting research for a more informed COVID-19 response
Training family caregivers of home isolated COVID-19 positive patients
Augmenting training sessions and mentoring nurse Master Trainers
Ensuring the health and safety of our team
On a hopeful note, we are immensely inspired by our local partners, nurses, trainers, and team who have stepped up in a desperately unique time.
We will continue to share their stories in the weeks and months to come.
We’ve believed all along
that it takes a family to improve
health outcomes and save lives.
This crisis puts that belief front and center. If we can provide any health materials or, if you would like to discuss how we can work together, please reach out to our team at email@example.com
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