Vaccinate The Villages | Milaap
Vaccinate The Villages
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    Created by

    HBS Class of 2007 India
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Villages of India

    from Jodhpur, Rajasthan

As you might have followed in the news recently, the second wave of COVID-19 has severely hit India with an exponential rise in cases and deaths. The impact has been more acute in Indian villages because of poor public healthcare infrastructure and lower income levels. 

Vaccination is the biggest prevention tool available to us. However equitable access to vaccines is proving to be a major challenge for villages due to lack of vaccine availability with government healthcare facilities, lower digital awareness for online vaccine registration process. Doctor to population ratio is abysmally low in villages at 1 doctor for 5,000 people.

VaccinateTheVillages initiative is designed to a) prioritize access of vaccines to villages, and b) conduct concentrated vaccination drives in village micro-communities (achieve 70% 1st dose coverage), which can not only protect villages from potentially devastating third wave, but also lead them towards herd immunity protection.

We have partnered with the Government of Rajasthan (one of the largest states of the country by area and low income levels) to support 15-20 villages for vaccination. We will be supporting the vaccine procurement ($9 per vaccine), while the government will be providing in-kind support for administration of vaccines (hospital staff, administration, logistics, observation etc). We hope that this pilot initiative sets the template for private donors to augment the vaccination drive in villages across India.

We are seeking generous support from our class to provide for procurement of 8,000 vaccine doses ($72K), to support these identified villages. The doses will be delivered via quick vaccination drives compressed in a week.

About Beneficiary Villages
Indian administration and medical infrastructure management is done at Gram Panchayat (GP) level, which comprises of group of 4-5 villages. Our efforts will support 5 such GPs, which are part of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan. Below are the details of beneficiary GPs / Villages:
  1. Guda Vishnoiya - Villages:
    • Gudavishnoiya
    • Guda Raikan
  2. Boranada - Villages:
    • Boranada
    • Basani Silavta
  3. Modi Joshiyan - Villages:
    • Modi Joshiyan
    • Baniyavas
    • Pisavas
    • Modisothara
  4. Dhingana - Villages:
    • Dhingana
    • Rajpuriya
    • Pabupura Kumharan
    • Raj Nagar
    • Dev Nagar
  5. Shikarpura - Villages:
    • Shikarpura
    • Sevala Nagar

Donations
Donate generously and please share with other folks in HBS community who you think might be keen to contribute towards the cause. Below are suggested donations:
  • $225 (25 vaccines)
  • $450 (50 vaccines)
  • $675 (75 vaccines)
  • $900 (100 vaccines)
  • More (every additional $9 supports one more vaccine)!
Please note that the amount raised through the drive would be credited to our partner hospital, Goyal Hospital and Research Center Private Limited, Jodhpur, which will be procuring vaccines for the initiative. The vaccines procured are 'Covishield' - which is Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute, India. The Government of Rajasthan would be working with the partner hospital for vaccine administration.  

Payment Options
For Indian Residents
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  • Credit / Debit Card
  • PayTM
  • UPI
  • Direct Bank Transfer (NEFT/RTGS/IMPS) 
  • Netbanking

For International Donors outside India
Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and pay using Credit / Debit Card

For International Donors outside India and USA
Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and pay using Credit / Debit Card. Most of the popular currencies are accepted. Incase your currency of choice is not supported, you may make a bank transfer to below:

 Beneficiary Name: Milaap Social Ventures USA
 Account Number: 9800991814
 Type of Account: Checking
 Beneficiary Address: 5335 Montrose Drive, Dallas, TX 75209
 Bank name: Evolve Bank & Trust
 ABA Routing Number: 084106768
 Bank Address: 6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38119

If you use bank transfer, kindly send an email to anoj@milaap.org and finance@milaap.org with the transfer details to receive an acknowledgement. Acknowledgement will be issued within 1-2 working days

Tax Benefit for US Residents
If you are a US resident and wish to seek tax credit (only for donations above $1,000), you can do a bank transfer to Milaap’s 501c3 partner in the US, with the following details:

Name: Asset India Foundation
EIN: 20-5139364  
Account # 2602388791
Routing # 122105278
Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank  
Swift code: WFBIUS6S

If you use the above option, kindly send an email to anoj@milaap.org and finance@milaap.org with the transfer details to receive an acknowledgement. Acknowledgement will be issued within 1-2 working days

Frequently Asked Questions

I have heard vaccines are available for free in India, why are we paying for procurement costs for vaccines?
In India, 75% of vaccines supplies are procured by government, which are available to citizens free of cost, while 25% of vaccines are available to private hospitals, for which procurement cost is ~$9. Given that government vaccine distribution is done on population/state proportionate basis, we will have to leverage private channel for prioritizing and running concentrated drives in villages.  

I believe vaccines require cold-chain etc, how will the logistics of the vaccines be handled?
We have partnered with Government of Rajasthan to provide for the logistics and administration support for vaccines. Government of Rajasthan has already administered quite a few vaccines in the Jodhpur district, and have fair amount of experience in managing the logistics.   

Can donations be made by only HBS Class of 2007?
No, donations are not restricted to HBS Class of 2007. While the campaign is managed by HBS Class of 2007, donations can be made by anybody from HBS community, including other classes, faculty, partners etc.   

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