Protecting the most marginalized.

COVID19 Response

Swasti teams are currently working to minimize the potential impact of global health emergencies where we work.

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For our people

For our communities

Swasti works with the most poor and marginalized communities in India  partnering them to make health and well-being real. To break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, it is imperative to protect the most marginalized.

We are currently working on delivering on the following in active partnership with coalitions of marginalized women like the Taaras Coalition  and collaboratives like the #COVIDActionCollab,  grassroot Community Organizations and Community Institutions, Factories and other agencies and institutions to reach the last mile:

  1. COVID risk assessment
  2. Vaccine demand generation
  3. Social protection(SP) help desks
  4. Enabling isolation and quarantine for COVID
  5. Human Resource Support to the Government Hospitals
  6. Taking Oxygen Concentrators and Cylinders to the last mile

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    • Project code: 391858 | Title: Protecting the most marginalized from COVID-19. Building resilience

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Write to us at [email protected]

Panel of collaborators

Dr. Angela Chaudhuri

Partner, Swasti

Dr. R.K. Prasad

Founder and Director, PCMH

Shama Karkal

CEO, Swasti

Shiv Kumar

Founder, Catalyst Group of Institutions

Prof. Sunil Khanna

Oregon State University

Dr. Swathi SB

PCMH Restore Health


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COVID-19 Response on March 22nd, 2020

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Update: COVID-19 Response on March 11th

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Update: Actioning the COVID-19 Response in Communities

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Life in times of COVID-19: An Advisory

Date Applicable from: 03rd May 2020 Date Applicable till: 17th May 2020 unless updated advisory is issued.

I went to get tested for COVID-19 and this is my story!

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