Monthly Archives: April 2020

Delhi Slum Dwellers See a Ray of Hope Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

India is one of the most densely populated countries of the world. On an average 464 people live in an area of one square kilometer. And the urban slums in India are the most crowded and densely populated areas of the country. Sample this: the population density of Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum is 276,136/ sq km. At a time of a pandemic like the Covid-19, these areas are prone to become hotspots.   In other parts of the country, the

Can the Marginalised Communities Mitigate Covid-19?

As the coronavirus continues to spread and confine people to their homes, many are filling pages with their experiences of living through a pandemic. But how would a person sharing a tiny shanty with 10 people in a slum talk about self-quarantine? How can one explain hand hygiene and social distancing to a manual scavenger? How do you tell an Adivasi, who struggles for one meal a day, to prioritise soap and hand sanitizers? How do you educate a

Washing your hands: First line of defense in battling COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and the virus has now spread to many countries and territories. While a lot is still unknown about the virus that causes COVID-19, we do know that it is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing) Individuals can also be infected from touching

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