Response SuDHIR I

Response SuDHIR (Support Delivery of Health services & Information on COVID for Resilient Communities) is a Pan India Project being implemented under the Joint Initiative of Catholic Relief Services and Caritas India in the face of the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with an average of 0.3 million new infections over 24 hours as the total infection numbers crossed 17 million. The most affected in this scenario are the socio-economically marginalized families, who even in normal times are unable to afford healthcare services. SuDHIR adopts Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) as its implementation approach to reach out and generate awareness on COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) among the masses.

The Kerala Social Service Forum coordinates with its 32 Partner Diocesan Social Service Societies through 14 Regional Coordinators appointed to fill the critical gaps and stop the spread of COVID-19 by working through Volunteers trained in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) to share information and advice among communities, mitigate rumours, involve communities in response to the pandemic, and inform decision-making related to personal risk. We aim at reaching 5,00,000 families through 1,000 trained volunteers.