CHD Group, a public health organization headquartered in Mangalore has won the ASSOCHAM NGO Award 2020 for their exceptional work carried out in COVID-19 emergency relief activities. CHD Group won the award under the category of “Excellence in demonstrating speed in decision making and supporting time critical needs of the community.”
CHD Group has worked directly on the ground in the middle of the lockdown in the states of Karnataka, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana to provide relief and rehabilitation to distressed communities and also support farmers and farm laborers during the harvest season.
Overall, the work from CHD has led to over 4,16,500 people being benefitted in 4 states, 14 districts and 972 villages of India. They distributed over 20 tonnes of dry food ration door to door, 60,000 safety masks, hand sanitizers, gloves and soaps, 1,50,000 hand-outs to reach rural communities in their local language with regard to COVID-19 and myths, and reached over 2,00,000 people for championing IEC in COVID-19.
This massive exercise was carried out in the middle of the lockdown during the summer months in India and was remotely being guided by the CHD Group team from the headquarters.
Recalling the work, Dr. Edmond, CEO, CHD Group mentioned that it was due to the co-operation from visionary corporate companies, bureaucrats at the respective governments and officials at Niti Aayog & Prime Minister’s Office that CHD could reach out through humanitarian efforts to cater to so many people across the spectrum. He also acknowledged his colleagues in the process who helped shaped the narrative for the vulnerable groups. More details can be found on www.chdgroup.org