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Project Artemisia

Project Artemisia marked Blossom's most comprehensive attempt to-date to address and slow the progress of the ongoing COVID Crisis. While India achieved commendable rates of vaccination, rapid mutation of the virus further necessitated raising awareness within communities, and encouragement of COVID prevention and preparedness practices. Project Artemisia achieved this by working with women COVID-19 survivors and community members across 5 districts (11 Blocks) in Tamil Nadu to strengthen their communities and empower themselves.

From September 2021, this year long project started its implementation phases. Our skilled project team, comprising of the project leader, outreach worker, advocacy and liasoning officer, and 5 COVID-19 Women Advocates, were at the core of this project's implementation. Project Artemisia's women advocates were COVID-19 survivors who will conduct outreach and peer-to-peer training and education within 300 self-help groups in the communities we are targeting. These included other COVID-19 survivors, COVID-19 patients and their families, as well as individuals who might be at higher risk due to co-morbidities. 

Throughout the project implementation, the team has made significant and timely progress. Some of our most important achievements have been:

  • 2-Day Orientation Session for the project team

  • Identification of 5 Women COVID-19 Advocates

  • 2-Day Residential Training for advocates

  • Identification of more than 4000 COVID patients ill

  • Collaboration with Local Stakeholders Health Officials, Panchatay Leaders, SHG Leaders, Anganwadi Workers, Village Health Nurses, etc.) to identify a further 500 patients

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