Around the world, the pandemic is all anyone can talk about. All eyes are on the
spread of the virus. The crisis is challenging families, communities, health care systems, and governments.
This page brings together several initiatives and response measures by IPE Global through its various
projects to help manage and mitigate the virus risk.
Through IPE Global's PAHAL project, USAID India to support the National Health Authority in establishing Blending Financial Facility in order to mobilise resources from private sector under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, India’s health insurance scheme for 500 million poor and vulnerable people.
In response to the current pandemic, an unexpected result of the partnership between Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) and Wadhwani Institute, a nonprofit organization has been the development of a triaging tool for detecting COVID-19 suspect cases in Indian states.
Globally there is evidence that vaccines help. Infections in US, UK and Israel are reduced considerably. This is not the time to engage in a vaccine diplomacy battle or one-upmanship. Time is critical because the quicker we vaccinate, the earlier we can achieve herd immunity, with a lower risk of new strains.
An update on the crisis shared by our health team that leverages existing state and district level assignment to integrate COVID-19 response measures. The team is conducting set of activities such as strengthening infection prevention control, increasing precautions, tracking cases and mitigating the infection risk.
COVID-19 has presented a situation where the need for communication is important. Amidst this, a specific cadre of Nutrition workers under the RajPusht project are ensuring to help create awareness during the pandemic.
COVID has brought to light and peeled-off, layer-by-layer, the inefficiencies that mar our health systems. The initial months saw diminishing service levels for critical preventive healthcare services. As cases increased, our emergency health systems were exposed and struggled to cope with the pandemic's pressures and needs.