Assist with SHRI's COVID-19 Response Efforts

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Assist with SHRI's COVID-19 Response Efforts
Assist with SHRI's COVID-19 Response Efforts
Assist with SHRI's COVID-19 Response Efforts
Jun 16, 2021

SHRI COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends and Family, 

I hope that this note finds you all doing well. I wanted to write to you all with a quick update on the progress SHRI has made in responding to COVID-19. 

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have raised over $26,000 in just a few weeks. These funds have been used to purchase essential supplies that have been distributed to over 200 households. Over 160 of these households belong to the Scheduled Caste community, one of India's most marginalized social groups. The remaining rations have been distributed to other disenfranchised households including those with members that are disabled or widows. As a part of this ration kit we included rice, lentils, soybeans, salt, sanitary napkins, soap, and masks. So far we have distributed rations three times, and are hoping to do another round in the coming weeks. 

Additionally, we have used these funds to source 100 pulse oximeters from a local distributor within India. A pulse oximeter is a small noninvasive and painless devise that clips on to a finger in order measure blood oxygen saturation levels, a critical component of COVID care. So far we have distributed these devices to 50 different households. There was a dearth of these types of medical supplies at the start of the second COVID-19 wave in India, particularly in rural areas. While our efforts are just a drop in the bucket, we hope these devices will help local households. 

I also want to acknowledge the incredible work of my colleagues, Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Vasundhara Rangaswamy, Dr. Shipra Grover, and Anuja Jani for putting together some amazing infographics pertaining to home care in low-resource settings. These can be found here. Please do share these with your friends and colleagues in India as they are a very valuable resource. 

We are relieved that the number of new cases continues falling every day throughout India. However, there is much work left to be done. I will continue updating you all as our work progresses. 

As always, thank you for your time and support. 

Enjoy the day, 

Anoop

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Sanitation and Health Rights in India

Location: New Orleans, LA - USA
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Project Leader:
Anoop Jain
New Orleans, LA United States
$51,949 raised of $60,000 goal
 
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