Success Stories | India

Last updated: June 04, 2020

June 4, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID programs working in outbreak hot spots in India provide crucial assistance to urban slum dwellers.

May 21, 2020

As TV anchors across India began reporting that COVID-19 cases were rapidly rising in India, Jayata, a Community Health Officer (CHO) posted at the Bimbong Health and Wellness Center in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, became alarmed. “By the time it reached India, I knew it was no ordinary flu virus. It had already spread rapidly to every country in the world. I became really worried.”

May 21, 2020

“Care for everyone and always have each other’s back.” These are the values that Anusha (who, like many in her community, goes by only her first name) grew up with. She is a Community Health Officer (CHO) at the Phongla Health and Wellness Center in Sikkim, a small, mountainous state in the northeast of India. Like other states in India and across the globe, health providers in Sikkim are working to protect their communities from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide the essential primary health services their patients depend on. 

May 21, 2020

These days, Dr. Thanghoi Lam, the State Program Officer for Health and Wellness Centers in Nagaland, a small and remote state in northeastern India, barely leaves his office. The fear and panic surrounding COVID-19 has recently taken hold in Nagaland and Dr. Lam wants to make sure the state is fully equipped to deal with the pandemic.

May 21, 2020

It’s 2:00 p.m. and Ranita Maibam has just returned from a 10-hour shift caring for people with suspected COVID-19 infections. She has just enough time to tend to her two children, husband, and elderly mother-in-law before she begins her next shift at 9:00 p.m.

Maibam is a Community Health Officer (CHO) at a Health and Wellness Center (HWC) in the northeastern Indian State of Manipur. She is one of thousands of health workers around the country who are working around the clock to contain COVID-19.