COVID-19: Further Support for India
In continuation of our activities together with tribal communities in South India, Making More Health is currently focusing on providing nutrition and livelihood support to our communities in Tamil Nadu.
In addition, Boehringer Ingelheim’s over Euro 800,000 COVID relief package aims to – a) fund social benefit and sustenance programmes amongst the underserved and neglected; b) contribute to medical aid; and c) sustain the efforts of our already established MMH activities e in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Including the Boehringer ingelheim India Corporate Social Responsibility funding programme, Boehringer Ingelheim’s funds deployment in India towards social benefit programmes amounts to Euro One Million.
Together with our local NGO partners, Karl Kübel Institute for Development (KKID), The Native Medicare Charitable Trust (NMCT), Good Shepard, Vizuthugal and the Vimuktha federation we enable communities in South India to build self-sustaining and healthy lives through a series of long-term development programmes. This programme, like many others, was impacted on account of the pandemic and lockdown situation. Boehringer Ingelheim has allocated funds for the salaries of the partner workers and for sustenance programmes in these communities over the next six months.
Boehringer Ingelheim is significantly enhancing its support to the fight against COVID-19 through contribution from the Global Support Program to bring more financial relief, protective materials and medicine donations to healthcare institutions and communities in need around the world. In India, the focus over the coming months is to rebuild livelihoods and communities battered by the impact of COVID-19, especially in tribal villages, while providing them with nutrition and sustenance at a time when they are afflicted and / or unable to provide for their families. This is in addition to funding medical supplies to meet the immediate demand of the healthcare system.
Learn more about our Making More Health Support Program here