From Ebola and Cholera to COVID: How lessons from Past Epidemics inform a better COVID-19 Response

August 6, 2021

This document summarizes lessons from CARE’s long experience of providing assistance in public health crises, particularly the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Haitian cholera outbreak. In situations of crisis, the document outlines key principles guiding a non-profit response in terms of organizational readiness, leadership, community engagement, people, partnerships, communications, MEAL, and program activities. A useful document for non-profit leaders planning response and recovery measures for their organisations.


Protect 10 million most marginalized people from COVID-19

Swasti is actively partnering with grassroot organizations, coalitions of marginalized communities, community institutions, community health workers and champions as first responders; collaboratives like the #COVIDActionCollab, factories and others to reach the last mile on COVID risk assessment, Vaccine demand generation, Social Protection helpdesk & the Meal Box.

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By enrolling you can contribute to and benefit from this collaboration. Also, do encourage other organisations and experts to join hands with us. The key benefits of being part of the collaborative is access to people, resources, financing & partnerships and the ability to make a greater collective impact.

COVIDActionCollab is not merely an aggregation of partners, but is an aggregation of capacities, through which we have developed key high impact initiatives. We have drawn upon our one year’s experience at CAC and engagement with our large constituency of partners to put together a menu of initiatives for funders/investors to support which will save lives and livelihoods, and enable vulnerable communities to 'bounce forward’. Support these initiatives to build resilient communities