Riding the Waves of Crisis: How the SIFFS-CAC Collaboration is Helping the Fisher Community Protect Itself from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Riding the Waves of Crisis: How the SIFFS-CAC Collaboration is Helping the Fisher Community Protect Itself from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The fishing communities of Southern India are quite adept at riding the harsh sea swells to fish for their livelihoods. Yet, oftentimes, they face waves that trip them off their balance. The current pandemic put them in a plight of basic survival. First, the COVID-19 virus and the subsequent...

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Dakshas Foundation: Enabling Health-Tech for Non-Profits; from Telemedicine to Virtual Clinical Networks

Dakshas Foundation: Enabling Health-Tech for Non-Profits; from Telemedicine to Virtual Clinical Networks

Dakshas Foundation: Enabling Health-Tech for Non-Profits; from Telemedicine to Virtual Clinical Networks

The recent COVID-19 waves have shown how vulnerable communities are due to a lack of health awareness, services, and infrastructure. So many of us have experienced catastrophic health events and expenditures that 60 million Indians go through even during a non-pandemic year. These vulnerabilities are severe in rural and...

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We Save For Our Future, But The Tribal Don’t Even Have Any Daily Wages

We Save For Our Future, But The Tribal Don’t Even Have Any Daily Wages

Ramchandra Kolekar, Shrmajivi Janata Sahayyak Mandal  Shrmajivi Janata Sahayyak Mandal (SJSM) works with over 2.5 lakh people from the rural communities of Satara and Raigad districts  of Maharashtra. Their work focuses on sustainable livelihood, agriculture, soil and water conservation, natural resource management and women empowerment. SJSM is a COVIDActionCollab...

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Step-Down Hospital at C502: Assisting the Care of Marginalised Communities

Step-Down Hospital at C502: Assisting the Care of Marginalised Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit communities hard. The virus has often engulfed entire families which made it difficult for people to monitor and provide care at home.  For marginalised communities, the struggle became ten-fold due to the high cost of treatment, lack of facilities to isolate, and the widespread...

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#VACCINATION4EVERYONE: Enabling Ease of Vaccine Access for Trans People

#VACCINATION4EVERYONE: Enabling Ease of Vaccine Access for Trans People

Vaccination is the world’s only shield against the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus. However, many marginalized communities are left out, and the transgender community is one of the most affected. There are many reasons for this, many of which have not been proactively addressed. A strained relationship...

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Children’s Right to Development: The Case of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka

Children’s Right to Development: The Case of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka

Founded in 2019, Child Rights Foundation (CRF) is a child-centric national non-profit organization, committed to fulfilment of Child Rights as enshrined in the Indian constitution and UNCRC (United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child). Our NGO – Child Rights Foundation India – is championing the cause of ...

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Evaluating a Mobile-Based Short Virtual Course on Family Planning for Frontline Health Workers in India

Evaluating a Mobile-Based Short Virtual Course on Family Planning for Frontline Health Workers in India

One of the ways to address the critical gap of trained human resources in health is to train frontline workers (FLW) on health prevention and health promotion. The FLW play an important role in community mobilization, outreach activities, and service delivery at the last mile. In rural India, the...

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We need stronger local institutions to fight crisis like Covid-19

We need stronger local institutions to fight crisis like Covid-19

Pardha Saradhi, SEARCH  SEARCH (Socio Economic Alternatives Research & Resource Community for Humanity) works towards empowering people living in rural and marginal communities, mainly, small farmers, fisherfolk, vulnerable children, women, and youth and has reached around 35000 household, impacting over 2 lakh people  (https://searchngo.org/). Their work spans across Guntur,...

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