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.
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.