The second wave of COVID-19 in India has derailed its health system. Lepra is delivering lifesaving COVID-19 vaccinations and we urgently need your support to deliver more.
Our vaccination project in Bihar has begun a week ahead of schedule, with those who are most vulnerable in the community already receiving their jabs.
Day by day COVID-19 infections are growing exponentially across India. The second wave has hit with greater force than any other country has seen. With over a third of a million cases of COVID-19 reported in India in the past 24 hours, there are growing concerns that both the Government and private health care system is teetering under the weight of demand. Oxygen is running short and most hospitals are beyond capacity.
Abdul Nasar, a 50-year-old leprosy patient, has been living with leprosy for 10 years and is disabled. He travelled to his nearest government hospital and stayed overnight waiting for 3 days. He was then turned away. Abdul says, “They want us to register on the government portal, but I cannot understand it. I am afraid. I am worried I will not receive my vaccination.”
Please donate today, and help Lepra to plug the gap in India's collapsing health system, vulnerable people urgently need our help!