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 in a concerted effort with the local and state government launches ‘The First Million’ a campaign to ensure vaccination for a million most vulnerable and marginalized Indians. In collaboration with civil society organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders, AIF has recognised persons with disability, migrant labourers along with street vendors, sex workers, tribal population and women working in the unorganised sector, as the five most vulnerable groups in need of immediate intervention.

Identifying lack of awareness, access and affordability as immediate impediments to vaccinating the vulnerable, AIF is forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, devising national awareness drives and behaviour change campaigns under The First Million program. Its immediate focus includes facilitating registrations, securing priority vaccination slots for the vulnerable population and resolving multiple access issues through personalised support.

AIF COVID19 Relief So Far

In the throes of this extraordinary medical disaster, with health infrastructure brought to the brink, AIF has been working tirelessly to bring a critical covid 19 interventions. Leveraging its 20 years of experience working in humanitarian crisis, with various state governments and civil society organisations, AIF has so far, ordered 5,000 oxygen concentrators, 2,600 hospital beds across 35 cities, Oxygen plants across 45 cities of India and 30,000 non-electric ventilators to abate the health infrastructure shortages.

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