Community health initiatives by clubs in India to serve and care for the recent upsurge of COVID-19 patients in that country are supporting overwhelmed health care personnel, hospitals and clinics. Some of the projects initiated include the facilitation of vaccination camps, formation of working groups and help desks, and the supply of PPE kits for health workers.
To support these crucial services, Y’s Men International has initially released CHF 10,000 from the International President’s Discretionary Fund. This was quickly boosted by an additional CHF 10,000 contributed by Korea Area through the Heal the World Fund to support District-level intervention by the clubs.
Through a system of fund matching, the Area is encouraging and supporting Districts to assess local needs and extend necessary support to hospitals and frontline health centres with PPE kits, N95 masks, bed sheets, pillow covers and other essential goods.
Y’s Men’s International has launched an emergency appeal to provide urgent relief in India through its Heal the World programme. Contributions to the appeal will support a matching fund which is available for District-level activities.