PHRI has set up a special campaign to support India’s fight against COVID -19. Our employees’ donations will help UNICEF supply life-saving medical oxygen and testing machines in the most affected districts in India.
In the first week, PHRI staff reached almost half of the $10,000 goal set; UNICEF Canada will match every dollar donated.
The loss of life in India is tragic and catastrophic — with nearly two deaths every minute. Growing exponentially every day, this recent COVID-19 outbreak is recording the highest count of new cases, more than any other country throughout the entire pandemic.
The new surge in COVID-19 cases is also seeing more young people, including children, fall ill.
Hospitals and health centres across the country are overwhelmed with hospital beds, essential drugs and oxygen running out. People are desperate for urgent care.
We’re in a race against time to:
- Increase access to life-saving medical oxygen in India to treat severe and critical COVID-19 cases
- Provide rapid and accurate testing machines in some of the most affected districts
- Support communities and essential workers to maintain our critical programs for children
- Continue our monumental efforts of distributing the COVID-19 vaccines.
We are grateful that PHRI employees care so much, and we encourage them to keep helping as much as possible. Indeed, we hope that the global community can rally around India in its dire time of need.