Crypto Relief aids vaccine awareness and reach in rural India

CR partners with GiveIndia to donate Rs. 3.2 crores for vaccine awareness, expects to vaccinate 400,000 people.

India Crypto Relief Fund donates ₹3.2 crores to Give India’s ‘Vaccinate India Programme’ collaboration with Project Swaraksha to focus on vaccine awareness and help people overcome vaccine hesitancy in rural areas. Project Swaraksha is India's largest door-to-door rural vaccine awareness campaign started by Anaxee Digital Runners. Looking at the worst healthcare scenario in India, India Crypto Relief Fund has supported and backed solutions catering to severe healthcare crises amid Covid-19 starting from Oxygen supplies to Syringes.

The grant from Crypto Relief will help GiveIndia augment its efforts to stave off fresh waves of infection in various parts of the country, and the association with Anaxee will result in a robustly managed campaign through technology-enabled data collection and tracking.

GiveIndia’s ‘Vaccinate India Programme’ was launched by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, in Bengaluru in August 2021. As part of the initiative, GiveIndia provides equitable access to the poor and at-risk groups by partnering with various organisations and hospitals in Karnataka. In the first phase, the programme aims to vaccinate approximately 2,50,000 people.

Speaking about the grant by CryptoRelief and the programme, Sandeep Nailwal, the founder of the Crypto Relief Fund, said, “At Crypto Relief, one of our main focus areas has been to address vaccine hesitancy and equity by supporting efforts which enable this through a transparent and efficient method. We believe that the ‘Vaccinate India programme’ will further help the efforts by the Government of India to increase vaccination coverage and take it to different parts of the country. This initiative is in line with many other initiatives undertaken by the fund to support the government and civil society in increasing vaccination coverage.”

Sumit Tayal, COO, GiveIndia said, “It is heartening to see India crossing the important milestone of administering 100 crore vaccines. We need to continue this momentum and build on it further. Taking the vaccine to remote locations and addressing vaccine hesitancy are two important areas we are working on in collaboration with our partners. We are thankful to Crypto Relief for the grant as it will help us and Anaxee expand our vaccination program to target the most vulnerable sections.”

Govind Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of Anaxee said: “We are happy to receive more support from social organizations like GiveIndia. With their large experience of creating Social Good, we will learn and further scale Project Swaraksha. Our ultimate goal is to make the whole of India Covid-free, and we will do whatever it takes. Our last-mile distributed network of Digital Runners can be deployed to solve any health initiative in the whole of India. We leverage technology to ensure foolproof execution of programs in rural and semi-urban India. There is a live dashboard to showcase the progress of the project in real-time. 1 out of every 1000 people vaccinated in India got counselled by our Digital Runners.”

About GiveIndia

GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, it is the largest and the most trusted giving platform in India. It enables individuals and organisations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing, and philanthropy consulting. GiveIndia’s community of 2M+ donors and 250+ partners have supported 2,200+ verified non-profits, serving 15M+ people across the country.

About Crypto Relief

IN COVID SUPPORT FZE LLC, UAE (a.k.a Crypto Relief) is an organisation dedicated to helping India fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since six months of its inception, we’ve helped over a million families across 28 states and territories, by supporting in the areas of immediate COVID relief, health system augmentation and nutrition through multiple governments and civil society partnerships enabled by a team of dedicated volunteers.

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About Anaxee

Anaxee Digital Runners is a 5-year old startup building India's largest last-mile outreach & data collection network of 100,000 Digital Runners (shared feet-on-street, tech-enabled) to help Businesses & Social organizations scale to rural and semi-urban India, on-demand. Currently, they are operational in 26 States 540 Districts and cover 11000 pin codes. It is a tech-enabled app-based platform that enables rural youth to work part-time and earn income while living in a rural area. Anaxee wants to empower millions of rural youth and help them generate sustainable income. 

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