COVID -19 RELIEF AND RESILIENCE BUILDING PROJECT
Medical consumables distributed to 17 block level community health centres and frontline health workers
Lives supported with
basic medicine kits
Ration kits distributed
ASHA and ANMs supported
with diagnostic kits
Battling COVID-19 in Rural Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh homes the largest population of India with over 60% of the population below the poverty line. In rural villages, access to healthcare is scarce with limited accessibility, and unavailability of resources. The healthcare establishments in Uttar Pradesh rank extremely low with the unavailability of staff, tools, and equipment, and the state’s overall performance in health indicators fares as the worst in India.
Unable to match the needs of a vast population, the healthcare workers are overburdened, operating with the limited resources they have. Deepening poverty in rural and remote villages of Uttar Pradesh is leading to a looming hunger crisis for vulnerable communities. Another rapidly rising challenge is the deep-rooted vaccine hesitancy leading to low vaccination rates in rural communities of Uttar Pradesh.
For the last 13 years, Milaan has served the most vulnerable communities of Uttar Pradesh. Our experience and presence in the geography have endowed us to gain a deep understanding of the issues and challenges, unique to the social, cultural, and economic landscape of Uttar Pradesh. We’re responding to the most urgent needs to save the rural communities of Uttar Pradesh.
The project supports
Voices From The Ground
“The medicines in the kit, especially those for fever helped bring down my temperature and stop the infection from spreading among my family members. It helped me recover in 3-4
days without having to go
to the hospital”
ANM, Parsendi CHC, U.P
“With diagnostic tools such as thermal scanners and oximeters, I saw the difference in the attitude of villagers, they were willing to get detected after seeing we were well equipped and took us more seriously. It made them curious enough to get checked for common symptoms”.
“The medicines are of high-quality and it is really good that we can get them at our doorstep so easily through the ASHA’s. People in the community who are afraid to go to the hospital can now get better at home”
Together, if we act fast, we can save millions of lives in rural villages