#SahajCollective: Comprehensive Community Survey

The #SahajCollective, is a Pro Bono initiative by Dataogram to enable you to to learn more about your community and the challenges they are facing. They have created a community survey (sample) with the help of Save the Children India and Educo to comprehensively survey communities and . The survey is comprehensive and is designed to address the most critical […]

A theory of change for community intervnetions to prevent domestic vioence against women and girls

Efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are essential, now more than ever. COVID-19 lockdowns and associated restrictions have led to an increase in reports of domestic violence as many women have been forced to spend signficant time in close proximity to their abusers. Community interventions and mobilisation activities have signficant potential to prevent violence against women and girls. […]

Mumbai Police and SNEHA: A Collaborative Project to Respond to Survivors of Violence

Efforts are required to combat and address cases of domestic violence, especially in light of the increase in cases brought on by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. Law enforcement will play a signficant role in these efforts, so it is essential that they are equipped with the relevant knowledge and capabilities to effectively conduct this role. SHENA and the Mumbai Police […]

Gender Matters: The Intersection of Violence Against Women and Mental Health

The spread of COVID-19 sparked a series of lockdowns across the globe. With the implementation of lockdowns came notable increases in the number of calls to domestic violence hot lines and support servies. Rising rates of gender-based violence have emerged as a troubling trend during this time. Gender-based violence is strongly linked with mental health challenges, so it is critical […]

Bringing the world together to Respond to Covid-19

Sankat care has developed this website to build a supportive network for essential needs. Any individual can raise a request or donate for food needs, shelter needs, medical support, hygiene needs, cloth needs, and personal assistance. https://sankatcare.org/ This website is specially resourceful for the elderly and differently-abled living alone.  

COVID-19 and Children: Understanding the science of SARS-CoV-2 infection in infants, children, teens

This article from March 31, 2020 summarizes current knowledge on the effect of COVID-19 on children. Drawing on research conducted so far on this group, the article highlights infection rates, risk factors and modes of transmission, as well as what is not known so far. A useful introduction for first responders on what to look for when dealing with potential […]

Evaluation Learning Resources during COVID-19

A compendium of studies and resources on evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic. It throws light on how evaluation of the economy, of development programs will need to evolve to cover impact of the pandemic. These global resources can be modified and adapted to suit many programmatic and policy needs. This is a very useful resource by the European Evaluation Society […]

Online Counselling and Mental Health Facility for Mental Health Issues associated with COVID-19

The Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai is offering online mental health support to deal with the psychological impact of the COVID19 outbreak. The counseling service are offered online through web-based counseling for. All faculty members are part of this counseling program. The department, using WHO, APA, and other professional guidelines, has developed a COVID19 counseling protocol. An intensive […]

Estimating the number of COVID-19 infections in Indian hot-spots using fatality data

This article conducts a study using the counts of fatalities and previously estimated parameters for the progress of the disease to give statistical estimates of the population infected with COVID-19. The article then suggests a method for estimating epidemiological parameters for COVID-19 in different locations. It also provides a model for the chance of fatality, a model for disease progression, […]

Ensuring Adequate Nutrition During Covid-19

There are two primary national programs to address child nutrition, the Integrated Child Development Scheme and the Mid-day Meal Scheme. The continuation of these services is especially essential during a pandemic to avoid long-term consequences of child malnutrition. This brief identifies the barriers to service provision of essential nutrition services such as the mid-day program and highlights the global best […]

Social Protection Schemes Facilitation in the wake of Covid-19

This slide deck introduces the concept of social protection, the need for facilitating social protection schemes in the wake of Covid-19, various social entitlements and welfare schemes issued by Government and other stakeholders for different communities across the country affected by Covid-19 lockdown. This also gives an overview of Swasti’s Unified Help Desk model of facilitating social protection for the […]

COVID-19 Impact on Livelihoods & Introduction to Livelihoods Package of Services

These slides list Covid-19 impact of livelihoods for various communities such as small & marginal farmers, landless labourers, marginalised communities, FPOs, MSMEs, Fisherfolks, etc. It also gives an introduction to livelihoods package of services developed for various communities by the Catalyst Group. A Hindi and English version of the presentation is available. COVID-19 Impact on Livelihoods & Introduction to Livelihoods […]

Compendium of Livelihood Services in the Context of COVID-19

Livelihood Package of Services developed for Small & Marginal Farmers, Fisherfolks, Marginalised Communities, Rural & Urban Poor, FPOs, MSMEs, etc in the context of Covid-19 developed by Catalyst Group. Livelihood package of services has been developed based on the needs and demands of the different communities in the wake of Covid-19 context. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sfIkupKfKLbrZBEX4DKvf2t6MC-4YH27_IhRqTH8lVo/edit#gid=0  

COVID – Relief

“Covid-Relief” is a crowdsourced directory of resources and donation drives. The directory covers resources on donations, hinger relief centres, on-ground support, shelters, helpines, home deliveries, animal care,elderly care, volunteering oppurtunities and COVID-19 information. This resource listing is primarily for individuals looking for support or looking to give support. https://covid-relief.glideapp.io/  

COVID-19 Startup Assistance Scheme (CSAS)

Loans provided by Small Industries Development Bank of India to startups. This scheme aims to provide financial assistance and stability to startups that have demonstrated the ability to adapt to economic impact from COVID-19 and ensured its employees’ safety and financial stability. https://sidbi.in/files/announcements/SIDBI_CSAS-Scheme_Details.pdf  

District Covid-19 Pandemic Response Plan

The District COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan by the Azim Premji Foundation, is an attempt to bring together experts & practitioners from relevant fields and to put together a set of guidelines that will guide our work and help Civil Society Organisations, to focus, amplify efforts and provide support to the sections of society that need it the most. The guidelines […]

Wysa

Wysa is an AI chat that helps guide an individual to support their mental health. The app has four main functionalities – AI chat, Wyasa therapists, Tool packs and care exercises. As the pandemic surges on, Wysa’s AI chat and tool packs for anxiety and isolation support will remain free for all. Wyasa has helped over 1 million people in […]

Age-structured impact of social distancing on the COVID-19 epidemic in India

This paper presents a mathematical model of the spread of the coronavirus that takes into account both the age and social contact structure in India. The model is used to study the impact of the most common social distancing measures that have been initiated to contain the epidemic in India: workplace non-attendance, school closure, “janata curfew” and lockdown. Authored by […]

COVID-19 Resource Centre

To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All of of the COVID-19 content is free to access. There are various resources availble […]

Managing Epidemics Handbook

Epidemics of infectious diseases are occurring more often, and spreading faster and further than ever, in many different regions of the world. The background factors of this threat are biological, environmental and lifestyle changes, among others. A potentially fatal combination of newly-discovered diseases, and the re-emergence of many long-established ones, demands urgent responses in all countries. Planning and preparation for […]

A relationship between health policy making and the judicial branch

This article looks at key issues andd reccomendations on community awareness, identification of at-risk cases, the role of frontline health workers and other associated problems in India. It also suggests solutions on using helpline support for other problems associated with COVID-19 and community reporting. It provides a ‘response network’ giving contact information for various partners with on-field support. Published by […]

Gender resources around COVID-19

Women may not be at higher risk of mortality due to COVID-19, but they do face disproportionate impact of lockdown measures, as well as a higher likely impact of the pandemic overall. This is due to the structure of the economy and women’s work, gendered norms and practices around domestic and care work, continuing risk of abuse and violence in […]

Gender resources around COVID-19

A series of short videos and podcasts by the Steering Committee behind the Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action. These resources focus on how to adapt GBV responses in the pandemic to be sensitive, ethical and relevant. They cover areas such as referral pathways, telemedicine, data management, safety planning and staff care. The resources are developed for […]

Coronavirus | 100+ animated informative self-care videos in 18+ regional Indian Languages

A corpus of 100+ short, authoritative, animated, and informative videos containing self-care, personal hygiene, and public awareness messages to help people protect themselves from coronavirus and prevent community transmission. The content covers 18+ regional Indian languages (7 videos X 18 languages, including Hindi and English) and can speak to 80+ percent of the population. The videos have been created by […]

Coronavirus Content Bank

As grassroot and community-based organisations work tirelessly to combat the spread of COVID-19, it is critical that they are provided with informative and contextualised resources to guide them. In order to serve these groups, Arghyam has collated resources on COVID-19 in over 20 Indian languages. These resources have been produced by a range of organisations and can be used by […]

Using Google Maps to find Night Shelters and Food Shelters

Seeking safe shelter is a critical priority for many during the COVID-19 crisis. MyGov, Google India and Smart Cities teams have mapped Public Food Shelters and Public Night Shelters for 33 cities on Google Maps. Search on Google or Google Maps for “Food Shelter Near Me” or “Night Shelter Near Me” to find the closest shelter. https://www.google.com/maps Individuals can search […]

Screening Form for Suspected cases

One of the major challenges for health workers in effectively addressing the pandemic is screening patients. The COVID Action Collaborative has developed a standard screening form that healthcare organisations, community groups and others can use for tracking and helping to identify suspected cases of COVID-19. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dyd1Sl_QScUuNVO6YfcQtdXYfFE6TL8s?usp=sharing

Covid Action Collaborative – Materials Vendors List

In order to effectively prevent against COVID-19, it is important for individuals to be able to access materials and resources the require, such as – medical equipment, sanitation materials and personal protective equipment. Most people are now looking for resources that are outside their usual requirements and may have diffuclty in accesing such resources. The Catalyst Group has compiled a […]

COVID – Schemes and Services Portal

As COVID-19 spreads in India, there are several health and economic implications that surface. In order to help ease the burden of the COVID crisis on communities across the country, the government has launched a variety of schemes for different groups, including farmers, the rural poor, women, BPL households, people with disabilities, senior citizens, and others. This sheet is a […]

Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers

The article address the shock faced by food supply chains in developing countries during COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium sized enterprises suffer the most in the midstream and downstream parts of the agri-food sector. Informal labourers feel vulnerable due to the lack of safety nets. There is difference in the way the rural and urban spheres are impacted. IFAD proposes […]

Supporting India’s poor and vulnerable during COVID-19

The ARISE-TGI team has been working very closely with its partners, Safai Mazdoor Union (SMU), Dalit Bahujan Resource Centre (DBRC) and Hasiru Dala, and have been spearheading relief efforts, for the most vulnerable communities, especially waste pickers and sanitation workers. Currenty, their work is foccused in Shimla, Bengaluru and Vijaywada. Their initiatives are primarily around system level interventions, fundraising, social […]

Corona virus basics for the deaf community

Many excluded communities like the tribals, the disabled, do not have the right infomration on COVID_19 due to the lack off appropraite and sensitive communication material available for them. Some individuals and organisations are working towards developing inclusive communications for these communities. This video has been created for the deaf community by Alfred Itunga. It explains COVID-19 basics in sign […]

Are we Ready for Controlling Community Transmission of COVID 19 in India?

How should India respond to the Covid-19 pandemic? This article identifies key issues of diagnosis, prevention and treatment, summarizes predictions of their trajectory based on available models, and suggests necessary steps to address each. A concise and clear article for non-clinical personnel to understand the national-level strategies required to flatten and bend the curve on novel coronavirus infection. Authored by […]

A perspective on India’s fight against COVID – 19

To understand the specific nature of the Covid-19 epidemic in India, this article looks at the disease through three elements of epidemiology – agent, host and environment. The agent is reported as two strains of SARS-CoV-2, in which one is more aggressive and spreads quickly. In terms of hosts, the article explores the variations in susceptibility within the Indian population, […]

A time series method to analyze incidence pattern and estimate reproduction number of COVID-19

The lack of treatment or vaccines for the COVID-19 disease has focused most attention on preventive public health measures. To understand which measures might be effective and why requires a strong explanatory model of how COVID-19 is transmitted. This paper proposes a model based on time-series data from China and 6 other countries, to identify trends of disease incidence as […]

A Dark Manhole Caste and COVID-19

Faecal sludge matter contains traces of the COVID-19 virus, enough to infect someone who comes in contact with it. Sanitation workers in India have been working without any protective equipment for years, they are exceptionally vulnerable to the virus not only because of their profession, but also because of their caste. The article focuses on the worsening condition of sanitation […]

Coronavirus May Push India’s Struggling Economy Off the Cliff

“India is on the verge of an unprecedented economic catastrophe as the humanitarian disaster from the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds.” The article discusses the economic impact of the pandemic in India, at the time of a GDP slowdown. It discusses the implications of lockdown on various players in the economy frm non-agricultural labourers to private investors. Most importantly, the article provides […]

India’s Corona Virus Response Must Address Caste and Class Divide

How do you discuss self-quarantine with a person sharing a tiny shanty with 10 people in a slum? How do you advise social distancing to a manual scavenger? How do you tell an adivasi, who struggles for one meal a day, to prioritise hand sanitisers? The measures taken by the government are important but coloured with class bias. The article […]

Garib Kalyan Yojana Package

The document is an information directory on the PM’s Garib Kalyan Package which encapsulates various schemes such as: Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 in government hospitals and healthcare centers, Benefit for farmers, Cash transfers for the porrl, Free gas cylinders for the poor, benefits for low wage earners in organised sectors, support to senior citizens, widows and divyangs, […]

Coronavirus Tech Handbook

A handbook of tech resources available for a range of users, ranging from technologists, to vulnerable people, different kinds of health workers, and people in different roles and industries. The handbook is a meta-database, as each link in the handbook leads off to webpages with multiple other resources collated on them. https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/home Photo by Soumil Kumar from Pexels.

Handwashing helps stop COVID-19. But in India, water is scarce

Handwashing is a critical step in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but there are many challenges to handwashing within the Indian cultural context. Water – a scarce resource – is unequally distributed, unavailable or contaminated due to various reasons. This article by Nilanjana Bhowmick in National Geographic contextually highlights these struggles with water in the times of the pandemic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/hand-washing-can-combat-coronavirus-but-can-the-rural-poor-afford-frequent-rinses/

Online trainings on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

A host of online training packages developed by WHO for policy makers and healthcare proffesionals to enhance the countries, health services, and health facilities outbreak preparedness, readiness and response. These online training packages have been developed to meet the operational needs emerging with the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/training/online-training Image by JC Gellidon

7 ways employers can support working parents during COVID-19 outbreak

For many children, the COVID-19 outbreak this means having to cope with disrupted education, family illness and loss of household income – things that disproportionately affect girls and boys from the poorest families. This note, developed by UNICEF, suggests seven ways in which employers can support working parents in caring for their children. It suggests workplace family-friendly policies – like […]

Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Aspects of Covid-19 Outbreak

A briefing note incorporating principles and best practices for incorporating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) into all outbreak response measures. A useful resource for policy and decisionmakers to incorporate mental health considerations into their planning. https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/2020-03/IASC%20Interim%20Briefing%20Note%20on%20COVID-19%20Outbreak%20Readiness%20and%20Response%20Operations%20-%20MHPSS_0.pdf Image by Aliyah Jamous on Unsplash

COVID-19 Resource Centre from the Lancet

This Resource Centre provides an international perspective for people working to tackle the COVID-19 threat. It you are a health service provider, you will find out how countries are responding to the pandemic and practical information, for example on caring for PLHIV and recommendations for intensive care. https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus?dgcid=kr_pop-up_tlcoronavirus20 Photo by Utsav Srestha on Unsplash.

PMNCH compendium of COVID-19 related partner resources on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

To counter the ‘infodemic’ of excessive, contradicting and/or false information available around COVID-19, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has developed a compendium of the latest evidence-based information on women, children and adolescent health in the context of COVID-19. This is a living repository of the most up to-date guidance from UN agencies, especially WHO, as well […]

Lockdown Preparation – Home Management Checklist

One of the reasons for the twin problems of hoarding and food shortages faced by households is the difficulty to estimate needs. This spreadsheet allows individuals and households to plan for purchasing essential commodities during periods of lockdown and quarantine. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vW3WIvoI1frjO9k2mU1lLMxQtamJwad8?usp=sharing Image by Rob King on Unsplash

Poster: How to manage suspected and confirmed patients with COVID-19

A poster developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for healthcare facilties on how to manage the inflow of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 effectively. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster5DH.pdf A photo by Daan Stevans on Unsplash.

Covid-19 Book of Five – A handy reference for frontline workers

A pocketbook for Indian frontline workers to understand their role and responsibilities while prepareing the community for and managing the outbreak of COVID-19. Breaking down each activity into 5 key steps, the pocketbook is a handy reference for frontline workers to access messages to deliver to their communities,but also details how to conduct community surveillance, how to effectively deliver messages, […]

Poster: How to use Hand Rub/Hand Sanitizers

A poster created by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, and the World Health Organization demonstrating how to use hand sanitizers effectively. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster3GHFGA.pdf Photo by Noah on Unsplash.

Poster: Do’s and Dont’s for COVID-19

A poster suitable for public places showing the basic ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ relating to COVID-19. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster_Corona_ad_Eng.pdf Photo by Branimir Balogović on Unsplash.

Roles and Responsibilities of Frontline Workers in Prevention and Management of COVID-19

A 4-page booklet guiding frontline workers, particularly Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), oh how to tackle COVID-19 in their communities: Including understanding and explaining the disease and its spread, sharing key messages with community members on prevention, quarantine and care-seeking, and keeping themselves safe while continuing to provide essential care. This has been created by the National Health Systems Resource […]

Culturally contextualized health information resources from Noora Health

The Noora Health database provides materials on COVID-19 awareness and prevention in 7 languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu. With a focus on being accurate, engaging & culturally contextualized, these materials can be used to communicate both general guidelines on prevention as well as precautions for frontline workers. These resources are currently being used in both print […]

COVID-19 Resources for Non-profits

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of uncertainties for non-profits. Global Giving Foundation has developed a website to provide guidance to non-profits to help navigate this challenging time, with helpful resources particularly for internal and external communication. COVID-19 Resources

Myth Busters – Posters in Regional Languages

With information about the COVID-19 pandemic spreading almost as rapidly the virus itself, it is important to separate fact from fiction. This poster, available in various regional languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, can be shared widely to counter common myths about the disease. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UjKlq9SuX94lyTFN8BaeAfUzgPze7B0K  

Communicating about FAQs, Myths and Misconceptions

With information about the COVID-19 pandemic spreading almost as rapidly the virus itself, it is important to separate fact from fiction. This set of resources created by GramVaani includes both scripts and audios in Hindi, and can be shared widely to counter common myths about the disease. This includes general information about the epidemic, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), […]

Training: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This short course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to health care workers, patients and others in the […]

Introduction to Covid-19 in Hindi

उभरते श्वसन वायरस COVID-19 के सहित: पता लगाने, रोकथाम, प्रतिक्रिया और नियंत्रण के लिए तरीके कोरोनवायरस ऐसे वायरस परिवार से है जो सामान्य जुकाम से लेकर गंभीर स्वरूप की बीमारि जैसे की मिडल ईस्ट रिस्पेरेटरी सिंड्रोम कोरोनावायरस और सीवियर एक्यूट रिस्पेरेटरी सिंड्रोम कोरोनावायरस का कारण बनता है। नोवल कोरोनावायरस (COVID-19) की पहचान चीन के वुहान में 2019 में हुई थी। […]

Catalyst Group Compilation of COVID-19 Government Schemes & Support Programs

India’s lockdown and its economic impact have left many of the poorest families economically vulnerable. To address the lack of clarity around social security nets available to these families, this Gsheet is a compiled list of social security measures available at this time. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iqu6omhmLQZ-qz3g2q_FV1ap_7kOa0u14t_lMcyvr9o/edit#gid=1664265822

COVID-19 Smoking Advisory

Smoking advisory poster identifying the risk of smoking during COVID-19 pandemic. Right-Click and Save the poster for printing and dissemination.

Catalyst Group – Summary of Central Government Schemes in view of COVID-19

India’s lockdown and its economic impact have left many of the poorest families economically vulnerable. To address the lack of clarity around social security nets available to these families, this document is an overview of social security measures available at this time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K4g7-oiCskflTowqih2lVDmxCeoN2COYcAcnbgdujhQ/edit

Catalyst Group Guidance on Social Protection and Livelihood

This Scheme Compendium describes in detail about the various schemes offered by both central and state government to the community members with information, awareness and linkages. The scheme compendium by the Catalyst Group intends to serve as a resource to various stakeholders involved in social development programs. https://docs.google.com/document/d/116XaXZsp2RU17r8_ahBxoeXyhncquQTmRmnRHu3Pcrc/edit#

How to protect your family’s mental health in the face of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Parents and children are facing major life disruptions with the outbreak of COVID-19. This blog post insights from adolescent psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour about how families can support each other and make the most of this new (temporary) normal. While created for a developed-country context, there are useful insights on managing mental and emotional well-being of children and young people. […]

Essential Supplies Forecasting Tool

Managing supply chains to ensure that health workers, patients and the general population are able to access necessary materials and equipment is one of the major challenges in a crisis situation. This tool developed by the World Health Organization allows administrators at national or subnational levels to forecast their requirements of Essential Supplies, and plan for the future. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid-efst-v1-2.xlsx?sfvrsn=ef11cc11_2 Photo […]

Facilitator Guide – Response and Containment Measures Training toolkit for ANM, ASHA, AWW

This is a facilitator’s guide developed by MoHFW, for training frontline workers (FLWs) and preparing them for community surveillance and community management. A self-assessment tool is also given at the end of each session which can be used by the participants to check on their understanding of the session. This resource is to be used together with a presentation for […]

Is your healthcare facility ready to manage patients with COVID-19?

Any health care facilty providing services during the pandemic – community health facilties, private clinics, hospitals – can use this poster to check whether their facility is initially prepared to recieve patients who may be COVID-19 positive. This is an initial self-check list developed by the MoHFW. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Poster2GHFGA.pdf Photo by Martha Dominguez de Gouveia on Unsplash.

Getting your home ready for the outbreak – A Household Checklist

This guidance from the Centers for Disease Control helps household members plan and prepare their homes for the possibility of community transmission of COVID-19. Although this guidance is a tool meant for communities in the United States, it is a well informed checklist that can be used or adapted by households across the globe to make their homes safe from […]

Handwashing in areas with no running water

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But not everyone has access to running water at all times. The tippy tap is one simple, cost-effective and safe innovation in handwashing that is specially designed for areas with no running water.

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