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USAID-support Swasti's Covid Action Collaborative (CAC) works towards facilitating collaborative action to accelerate reach to unvaccinated vulnerable individuals and communities and a resilient health system. Sattva is a social impact consulting organization that CAC has been interacting with since 2020. Knowing CAC and the larger Catalyst groups’ strengths to mobilize and support vulnerable communities during this pandemic, they reached out to CAC when working with ACT Grants. ACT Grants is working to accelerate vaccine equity internationally and within India, they anchor several projects, one of which is delivering vaccines for those that need it the most and are most likely to get left behind through the private sector.
CAC worked with Sattva and ACT grants to mobilize communities and provided over 90K vaccinations so far to populations such as sex workers, transgenders, garment, and other factory workers, elderly and the disabled, frontline sanitation workers, urban and rural poor, and daily wage earners like maids, auto drivers, hawkers. These vaccination camps are held within or close to the spaces the communities CAC aims to serve to live in and cater specifically to their needs in terms of timing, doses, mobilization, and provide respectful and safe spaces for several communities that otherwise face stigma while accessing care along with the general population. While Sattva brought in the support for vaccines and the clinical service delivery aspects, CAC generated and leveraged other funds for the logistics of large camps of over 1000 people. In addition, CAC continues to partner with Sattva to work on other funding and support leads. They have also supported Sattva to find anchor partners for their COVID free villages project and Sattva reached out to CAC when they were looking to find credible partnerships for their client CISCO for funding COVID-19 vaccination-related programs. The partnership remains strong and continues to mutually benefit both the organizations.