In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

AIF to honor Chintu and Chirag Patel at its Philadelphia gala on Feb. 25

The brothers, who cofounded Amneal Pharmaceuticals, will be recognized for their “outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy.”

Chintu Patel (left) and Chirag Patel.

The American India Foundation will honor Chintu Patel and Chirag Patel, cofounders, co-chairmen and co-CEOs of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, at its Philadelphia fundraising gala, which will be held at the National Constitution Center on February 25.

The two executives will be recognized for their “outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy,” AIF said in a press release.

“We are proud to support the important work of the America India Foundation, an organization that strives to improve the lives of millions of citizens of India through the provision of healthcare, livelihoods, and education,” Chintu Patel and Chirag Patel said in a joint statement. “Although there is great need in India, we are confident that together, under the leadership of organizations like the AIF and our own Niswarth and Irada Foundations, we can produce impactful improvements that improve countless lives.”

A number of dignitaries, including business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics will attend the gala, which will support the organization’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI).

Counsel General in New York to India Sandeep Chakravorty and AIF CEO Nishant Pandey will be among prominent speakers. The Gala Chairs are Raj Gupta, retired chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, and Steven Collis, president and CEO of AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

South Asian acappella group Penn Masala will perform at the event, the AIF said.

The MANSI program, which is designed to reduce maternal and child mortality in rural, impoverished areas, utilizes a public-private partnership model to provide the resources and support required to empower local communities to care for their mothers and children while improving the local health system.

The program provides preventative and curative care for both mothers and newborns all the way from the individual household to government health facilities to ensure new mothers and infants have the care they need to prepare for, survive, and thrive during and after pregnancy.

This article was originally published by American Bazaar on February 18th, 2018. See the full article here.

You Might Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Us

Stay up to date on the latest news and help spread the word.


Privacy Policy

Get Involved

Our regional chapters let you bring the AIF community offline. Meet up and be a part of a chapter near you.

Join a Chapter
Skip to content