Through Mission Sanjeevani, Oxfam India and frontline workers are responding to COVID-19 in rural India
Your support is critical!

How will your support help this joint effort in battling COVID-19

  • Provide COVID care kits to 50,000 ASHA workers. These kits contain thermal guns, oximeters, masks, gloves, aprons, sanitizers, handwashing liquid soap bottles, and handbook with information on COVID-19 disease.

  • Train ASHA workers on COVID-19 disease, containment measures, common signs and symptoms, home isolation protocols, usage of oximeters and thermal guns, and vaccine hesitancy.

  • Each ASHA worker will reach out to families in villages and create awareness about COVID-19, hygiene measures to prevent the disease, address COVID-19 and vaccines myths and stigma.

  • Work with Gram Panchayats and Primary Health Centers to equip ASHA workers on personal safety and precautions.

  • Work with the government to ensure substantial increase in the health budget to strengthen the Indian public health system.

Why we need to scale up our response in rural areas

ASHA workers are the pillars of delivering healthcare to rural communities. They go door-to-door educating people about maternal and child health, contraception, immunisation, and sanitation, as well as enrolling them in health programmes and monitoring the results. They also ensure immunization, give first aid, and administer antimalarial and anti-tubercular drugs and oral rehydration solutions (ORS). ASHA workers are an integral part in tackling COVID-19 spread in rural areas.

A survey conducted by Oxfam India in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh shows that only 75% ASHA workers were provided with masks and only 62% received gloves. This put the workers at in increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

We must once again fight the pandemic, which is now causing greater devastation in rural areas. Join our Mission Sanjeevani to overcome this crisis together.

Source: The Inequality Virus – India Supplement 2021

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