COVID 19 Wave 2 Response

URS Matrix

Sphere India activated URS (Unified Response Strategy) Matrix and mobilised its members and grassroots partners for Unified Response (action based program aiming to coordinate efforts of different stakeholders to avoid duplications and addressing gaps).

The matrix of who is doing what and where can be accessed at: https://tinyurl.com/49jzdfak

SitRep

With the onset of second of COVID-19 in India Sphere India initiated emergency management activities through daily dissemination of Situation Reports. These SitRep contain statistical information on the daily tally of the country with spread trends in most affected states. The humanitarian response taken by the Government, NGO/CSOs against the spread of the disease and their activities in accountability to affected population is also reported. The IEC materials from Health departments, Helpline services of NGOs, Key Action Points mentioned in SitRep helps the community as well as the CSOs in the fight against the pandemic.

Covid 19 Wave 2 sitreps can be accessed at: https://tinyurl.com/dnuxpy7k

COVID Academy

Sphere India COVID-19 Academy was launched on 10th April 2020 as a capacity building initiative with a mission to enable frontline volunteers and outreach workers across India to fulfil various roles in COVID-19 preparedness and response to support local Government, administration and communities as a collaborative initiative of WHO, UNICEF, HCLF, Sphere India and other organizations. The academy, now in its Phase 3 is focusing on the devastating Covid 19 second wave along with a range of critical issues, while providing a platform of engagement to diverse actors and stakeholders.

Sphere India- Eka Care Online Consultation Program for COVID Response

India's deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities and has firmly gripped many smaller cities, towns and villages where the devastation is largely under-reported. The need of the hour is to provide essential health services in a way that is accessible to the poorest, screening and referring only critical patients for hospitalisation and thus ease the demands on hospitals and overwhelmed health systems, during this crucial phase of the pandemic.

Sphere India in collaboration with a Digitech partner has initiated an online platform for medical advice (or consultations/telemedicine) at low/no cost to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of our society. A public launch of the initiative through our Sphere India Covid19 Academy Platform is planned on Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

Flyer for the Event: To be provided by Sphere Team

HELP: Humanitarian Emergency Logistics Platform

With the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country and increasing demand for emergency services (ambulance, oxygen support, bed availability) Sphere India initiated a helpline platform which helps the CSO/NGOs and affected individuals in finding the services based on location. The helpline provides services on contact details of medicine suppliers, bed availability in hospitals, oxygen and plasma supplies, food and ambulance service. This platform will support in acquiring information related to emergency services.

Sphere India in collaboration with a Digitech partner has initiated an online platform for medical advice (or consultations/telemedicine) at low/no cost to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of our society. A public launch of the initiative through our Sphere India Covid19 Academy Platform is planned on Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 PM.

HELP can be accessed at: To be provided
List of Member Organisations