Mothers of Mercy: Life of ASHA workers during the pandemic

World Health Organisation (WHO) recently honoured ASHA volunteers for their crucial role in the pandemic. Here's a tribute to India's one million, all-women ASHA volunteers who, through the pandemic, knocked on the doors of cramped urban jhuggis and isolated rural villages on foot to educate, vaccinate, and save lives as if they were their own
Published: May 25, 2022
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  • Mothers of Mercy: Life of ASHA workers during the pandemic
  • ASHA worker
  • Healthcare workers
  • Vaccine
  • ASHA Geeta Chaudry
  • Asha Worker Matilda Kullu
  • Covishield vaccine
  • Vaccine boxes
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  • Elderly vaccination
  • ASHA Worker Sunitha K N
  • awareness campaign and surveys
  • door-to-door survey
  • Polio drops
  • ASHA and Anganwadi workers protest

Manobesh Mondol, a fisherman, receives a dose of Covishield vaccine from health workers during the "Vaccination on boat" programme in Bali Island, West Bengal, India, July 12, 2021. The residents of the Bay of Bengal delta endure all the miseries Nature throws at them—from cyclones to erosion. But the pandemic shook the region until the healthcare workers reached them with the vaccine.