The global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 198 countries. In India, as of Mar 01, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of close to 11,112,241 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 157,195 deaths in the country.

United Way India Network is working in areas that are most vulnerable or at greatest risk – hospitals and health workers. United Way India has adopted a two-pronged approach i.e. preventive measures and relief measures. With the number of people affected by Covid-19 expected to rise in the upcoming days as predicted by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR- hospitals, private health centers, and isolation units are being equipped with adequate Personal Protective Equipment as it is imperative to protect those at the frontlines – the doctors, nurses, technicians, and hospital staff.

As Emerging Needs, United Way India has pledged the following:

  • Dry ration kits for meeting the basic food needs and Hygiene kits for saving lives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are being given for families.
  • Providing support to the local hospitals and health workers.
  • Break the chain- spread awareness and engage communities via social media to contain the spread of COVID-19.