Support India through the COVID crisis

Unite4India is a campaign by the Sadanah Foundation and the World Youth Heart Federation to support India during and in the aftermath of the COVID crisis.

By December 2021, the aim is to raise 1.5 million USD for Unite4India, with the objective to scale donations to 10 million USD.

 

The initial 1.5 million USD will be channeled towards addressing acute needs and resources such as oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, etcetera, during this critical time for India.

 

We are collecting & deploying resources to India through previously vetted impact partnerships in our network. With our partner, World Youth Heart Federation, we have over 5,000 medical students, ready for deployment, across India for delivery of supplies.

 

After provisioning funds for acute resources, donations will be used to develop and support a Telehealth System to aid the overwhelmed healthcare infrastructure and offer micro-grants to aid a wider scope of vulnerable and marginalized communities.

 

100% of donations to the Sadanah Foundations will go to India.

Unite4India

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OUR MISSION

The Sadanah Foundation aims to build sustainable access to health care and education in low resource settings, by identifying, funding, and promoting grassroots organizations.

Our Impact

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200 oxygen concentrators to multiple private hospitals in  Andhra, Telangana, & Tamil Nadu

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Trans Community in Chennai survive with food and essentials

2500 vials of Heparin, 500 vials of Enoxaparin to Government Hospital in Vadodara, Gujrat

2000 vials of Methylprednisolone to Government Hospital in Vadodara, Gujrat

360 vials of Meropenum, 1000 vials of Ceftriaxone to Government Hospital in Vadodara, Gujrat

14 BIPAP Masks

10 Pulse Oximeters to Government Hospital in Vadodara, Gujrat

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Fostering intersectoral collaboration among youth and improving health of the society together

As doctors and medical students, we understand our duty in the crisis with our community. We have initiated a COVID-19 helpline where our volunteers are working around the clock to answer questions from the community. The next step is to source and donate ventilators to hospitals.

We hope you join us in our intiative.

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Join and make an impact together!

It’s a pleasure to present an collaborative initiative under Unite4India umbrella by the World Youth Heart Federation (WYHF), Sadanah Foundation, and the Medical Students’ Association of India (MSAI) to call for local heroes in various cities!

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This project aims at bridging the gap between the local donors and the healthcare system requirements. Each city has a volunteer group to empower local heroes to support their city tackle the COVID Crisis. Each group has three working areas namely, Needs Assessment, Fundraising, and Supplies. 

For further information, please refer to this toolkit and feel free to fill the registration form to be a part of this initiative. 

These are difficult times and it is time that we come together to bring a difference!

Local Heroes

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Built to support the overburdened health infrastructure in India, www.UMEED.global, an open source digital application, allows users to virtually chat with a medical volunteer and access advice about COVID19 care.

This secure and confidential service, available in multiple languages, for both rural and urban India, was developed through the largest global collaborative coalition of doctors, medical students, software developers, and volunteers in 10 days with more than 500 volunteer hours contributed to date, as part of the Unite4India Campaign (U4I).

The broader vision for UMEED.global is to empower individuals with the tools needed to seek safe, affordable and timely healthcare, while remaining open-source at its core, through Archimydes.
 

As of today, our soft launch is LIVE. Visit, Umeed.global, to start chatting today. Advice in English, Hindi are currently available. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering for Umeed, visit Umeed.global to sign up.

 

Please note, you must be based in India to sign up. 

Vetted Organizations

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Save Indian Trans Lives: COVID Relief

The funds donated through this campaign will help cover their food supplies. Each food kit includes 2 kgs of rice, 1 kg of lentils, cooking oil, sugar, salt, chili powder, tea powder, turmeric and also includes a portion of jaggery, dry ginger powder, coriander seeds & Indian mint. Our sanitary preventative kits include Zinda Talismath/Amrutanjan along with hand sanitizers, masks, and vitamin C OTC tablets. These distributions are already happening across 6 locations for 5 organizations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and West Bengal. 

We have a responsibility to look after one another as a community.

Buy a scarf and that will fund 10 handstitched reusable masks made in India and distributed widely through volunteers.

All masks are made by groups and organizations impacted severely by the crisis and in need of money to feed themselves.

All masks will be made under strict guidelines and 3 LAYERS, not 3-ply.

SEWA (SELF EMPLOYED WOMENS ASSOCIATION)

SEWA is the single largest Central Trade union with a membership of over 1.5 million poor, self-employed women workers from across 18 states in India.

Given the acute shortage of medicines, supplies, and hospital beds, there is a critical need for a campaign focusing on prevention and early testing.

SEWA's campaign will focus on the following activities:

  • Education and Awareness

  • Mask distribution

  • COVID Quarantine Centers

  • COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Livelihood Recovery and Rehabilitation Fund

In the News

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Times of India

Young desi doctors in US help get aid for India

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New York Times

Amid India’s Covid Crisis, a Community Mobilizes

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Vadodara

Junior Doctors Go Beyond Call of Covid Duty to Ensure Essentials

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Swara

Umeed.global: a New Medtech Lifeline for India's COVID19 Crisis

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VettingProcess

1. Sourcing. We identify high-quality grassroots organizations through personal relationships, colleagues in academia and health care on the ground in India. We ask potential partner organizations to  articulate their needs, activities, goals, and projected costs. 

2. Fundraising. We raise funds to support our partners via targeted outreach to sympathetic donors. We inspire compassion by sharing our partners’ stories and by creating experiences that bridge understanding between donors and beneficiaries. 

3. Distribution. We distribute funds to our partners on the basis of need and potential impact. We provide earmarked financial packages to partners for specific initiatives and projects.

4. Oversight. To ensure efficient use of funds, we expect interim updates from our partners on the status of projects and expenditures. 

5. Promotion. We publicize the work of our partners via several channels including popular media, social media, and live events.