Masks for the Poor - Coronavirus in India

by SevaChild International
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Masks for the Poor - Coronavirus in India
Masks for the Poor - Coronavirus in India
Masks for the Poor - Coronavirus in India

Summary

The coronavirus is on track to infect thousands, even millions, of people in India's densely populated slums where they will likely not receive any government help. SevaChild is providing the masks and materials for masks to one million people so they have at least one vital line of defense against the pandemic.

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Challenge

The coronavirus is on track to infect thousands, even millions of the over 96 million people who live in the slums of India. They will not likely receive any government help. Many are not able to wash their hands often, and most of the families sleep in a single room. A mask is one of the few effective lines of defense that they have.

Solution

The 96 million people who live in the slums of India are at severe risk for contracting the coronavirus. Many of these slums are 30 times more densely populated than New York City and most families sleep in a single room. A mask is one of the few effective lines of defense that can prevent the pandemic from sweeping through these vulnerable populations.

Long-Term Impact

SevaChild is working with its local partners to secure the materials to make effective masks that are washable and reusable. We are distributing the masks to the communities most in need in urban slums and rural villages. Recent studies show that even a simple cotton mask will prevent the spread of the coronavirus from person to person by 50 percent or more.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sevachild.org
Cambridge study testing DIY mask effectiveness
Information on mask material effectiveness

Organization Information

SevaChild International

Location: Glendale, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Seva_Child
Project Leader:
Rick Carlton
Glendale, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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