The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Asia and Africa and is working to provide urgent humanitarian assistance, slow the virus’s spread, care for the infected, and respond to the broad consequences of the virus.

As countries across Asia and Africa struggle with multiple waves of infection, AKDN’s ongoing response is helping to meet critical needs

India is currently facing a particularly virulent second wave of infectioncausing a surge in coronavirus cases that have overextended medical services and equipment.

In collaboration with Oxford Alumni and Friends, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is implementing an emergency response in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

This response will: 

  • Introduce telemedicine to enable patients to access timely medical care.
  • Strengthen vaccine delivery sites, including a mobile vaccination van, with medical equipment, infrastructure, and personal protective equipment.
  • Connect vulnerable households to vaccine registration access and public health messages about wearing masks, handwashing, and physical distancing. 

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If you wish to support AKDN’s Global Pandemic Response in India, you can make a tax-deductible donation through AKF USA below.

DONATE TO AKF USA & OUR INDIA RESPONSE

If you wish to support AKDNs ongoing work in other areas, a contribution can be made to AKF UK via the button below.

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In addition to the work in Uttar Pradesh, the AKDN is mounting a multi-pronged response in other parts of India.

In Mumbai, a 97-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 and is discharged from the Prince Aly Khan Hospital where she received treatment.

The Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai has treated more than 1,800 COVID-19 patients, provided over 13,000 COVID-19 tests, and administered thousands of vaccinations.

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The Aga Khan Health Services is supporting eight community facilities to provide first aid and oxygen to coronavirus patients. 

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With support from FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, community institutions in India are helping families access hospital beds, telemedicine, vaccine guidance, emergency assistance, and mental health counselling.

Learn more about AKDN’s response to COVID-19 and the Global Pandemic Relief Fund.