Only 33 countries have an emergency preparedness and response plan in place that includes considerations for vulnerable populations.
Why this area?:
The COVID-19 global pandemic has shown us that we are unprepared, and are often more reactive than proactive. Pandemics, health emergencies, and weak health systems don’t just cost lives, but also represent some of the greatest risks to the global economy and security that we face today. Which is why we need a strong global response.
With our national and sub-national partners, we ensure that systems are built and finances are located and secured towards improving global health security - particularly, preparedness.
What we have done:
Some of our work includes early warning systems for COVID surveillance and COVID response. The COVID-19 crisis, however, wasn’t our first; in 2004, when the tsunami hit the Indian shores, we were part of building a state-level information system that ensured all affected individuals and communities were taken care of.
Leveraging our past experience, which included helping draft disaster management response, Swasti co-incubated the #COVIDActionCollab (CAC), an all-India collaborative, united to provide relief, recovery, and build resilience among the most vulnerable communities. CAC is a 326+ partners-strong collaborative that has delivered 17 lakh services with over 2,000 volunteers.
Here you can find a comprehensive collection of RCCE material for management of COVID-19 and the vaccination drive. These include RCCE materials issued by the Government of India, State Governments, UN, WHO, CDC and other national and international authorities. These can be used by health professionals, communities and people at large.
Mpox outbreak continues to grow, affecting people in more than 50 countries including India. WHO has issued warnings to countries for urgent action. The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) as a central public health intervention that strengthens emergency response. RCCE resources are critical tools available to healthcare programs and providers to inform and educate communities at risk and thereby enabling people to make informed decisions to protect their health. Here we provide Mpox related RCCE resources and health advisories issued by health authorities in India and reputed global health organizations such as WHO, CDC and others. These resources can be used by health professionals and frontline healthcare workers to inform different communities.
Here you can find a comprehensive collection of all major advisories and guidelines for prevention from Covid-19 issued by the Central Govemment,UN,WHO,CDC and other national and international authorities to health professionals, communities and people at large.
Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19