Oct 2021- Lifeline partnered with Azim Premji Foundation to facilitate vaccination of 6,960 persons in 5 wards covering 24 settlements
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Lifeline was one among a handful of NGOs selected and funded to implement the Vaccination project across slums and settlements of Bengaluru. Lifeline commenced the project on 15-Nov-21. All wards proposed by Lifeline were thoroughly surveyed by the APF team led by Mr. Manohar in Sep-Oct 2021, and 5 wards were assigned to the NGO. 24 settlements assigned were in the wards of Thanisandra, Nagavara, Kavalbyrasandra, Manorayanapalya and Yelachenahalli. A staff of 37 members are working towards achieving the objectives of the project to maximize vaccination and reach it to all residents of the city. The project is slated to continue during Q4 as well. 

The method adopted to carry out the project is:

1. Household Survey: The first step was to understand the vaccination status and the number of non/ partially vaccinated, eligible people (18+) in the settlements. This was done through a street-by-street visit of the area

2. Vaccination Camps: On completing the scan of small habitations / streets in each settlement, vaccination camps are organized in association with the Govt. Primary Health Center (PHC) staff of that ward. Here the NGO follows up with the non/ partially vaccinated and invites them to the camps and does all the necessary facilitation. 

3. Revisits to ensure maximum vaccine coverage: The houses surveyed earlier are then going to be revisited, to verify if the eligible members are vaccinated or if not, what is the reason.

Achievements within 1½ month of the project implementation by Lifeline are:

A.    Coverage of 196.7 % of the target household of the entire project completed. Household Coverage done during survey: 14,359 (Target was 7,300 HH over 4 months)

B.    Population covered in the HH survey is 42,614. The vaccination status of 33,661 eligible adults across 5 wards was determined 

C.    Total 61 vaccination camps were conducted in 5 wards in 1½ months. Total # of 6,960 people have been vaccinated through the project so far.