Network care model for improved healthcare services
As on August 2023
COVID vaccinations administered
telehealth consultations conducted
public health facilities upgraded
- Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan
Anand Vishwakarma Acting CEO and Country Director, ChildFund India
Through ‘COVID Mukt Gaon’ project, ChildFund India, together with SAMRIDH initiative, is proactively contributing to the nation’s goal of Universal Health coverage. We also hope to extend this partnership and replicate the same model in other states to make the entire country COVID-Free.
The financial assistance from SAMRIDH is helping ChildFund India to launch a sustainable network model to improve awareness on COVID-19 and increase uptake of vaccination in target geographies. This partnership has also enabled ChildFund to unlock additional capital to operationalize and upgrade medical support and child friendly centres, under Central and State government schemes. In addition, through this collaboration they will also pilot a tele-medicine solution for remote locations.
%of under-five children are underweight
%children are stunted, and many more suffer from diabetes, asthma, chronic lung disease, sickle cell disease, or immunosuppression, indicating high prevalence of comorbidities among them.
The scientific community has reached a strong consensus that the pediatric population can be at greater risk to contract COVID-19 infection as they are not vaccinated against the disease. Given the vulnerability of the pediatric population to COVID-19, it is crucial to strengthen the capacity and preparedness of the health systems to manage COVID-19 cases among children.
COVID Mukt Gaon
ChildFund is collaborating with public and private health agencies to implement the project ‘COVID Mukt Gaon’ to strengthen public healthcare infrastructure, deliver tele-health services, and support the COVID vaccination drives in the remote geographies. Their interventions include providing medical equipment to Public Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs), setting up child-friendly COVID-19 care centers offering capacity building support to health workers, telehealth consultation services to the community members, and conducting intensive vaccination drives.
Together with SAMRIDH, ChildFund is collaborating with public and private health agencies to implement the project ‘COVID Mukt Gaon’ in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to strengthen public healthcare infrastructure, deliver tele-health services, and support the COVID vaccination drives in the remote geographies.The goal of the project is to create ‘COVID-free villages’ taking a holistic approach of dealing with COVID-19, which starts with risk reduction followed by mitigation through improving access to health services, empowerment of community, strengthening health system and community structures and processes through innovative approaches.