ChildFund India reaches out with medical supplies and vaccination support in rural areas | India News

CHENNAI: ChildFund India, in collaboration with Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian aid group, has organised various initiatives to help vulnerable communities in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Project HOPE and ChildFund India aim at ensuring availability of basic medical equipment at local health care centres, which serve as Covid care centres, in the highly vulnerable districts of these states, assist frontline workers with PPE and medical essential kits and improve access, affordability, and accessibility of the Covid-19 vaccination and related materials for all vulnerable groups.
ChildFund India’s overall efforts are aimed at reaching one million people, including children, across 15 states/UTs through vaccination drive and support at least 10 million people through overall response. In addition, the most vulnerable people are being supported with food baskets, hygiene kits and psychosocial support. ChildFund India is engaging with state and district health departments, corporates and community based frontline workers to extend support efficiently.
“During the first wave, we reached out to 1.5 million people, providing them with relief material, livelihood recovery opportunities, psycho-social support and necessary medical aid. By virtue of our presence on ground, as the 2nd wave hit the vulnerable communities, ChildFund India collaborated with Project HOPE to ensure that the local primary health care centers have the necessary medical equipment to save lives at risk. Our next step is to protect our children from the impact of Covid by leading a vaccination drive,” said Neelam Makhijani, country director, ChildFund India.

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