Check out the results of the Philanthropic Fund that worked to promote health in the Amazon

The NPI Expand Fund, which had financial management from Sitawi, came to an end after 3 years of operation in 9 states in the North and Northeast of Brazil? Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Maranhão. The project, designed by Palladium and financed by USAID, aimed, together with local institutions, to mitigate the effects of the pandemic among indigenous, quilombola, riverside and urban communities in the Amazon.

Second phase of the Fund

The second phase, which began in May 2022, promoted risk communication and community engagement campaigns to encourage and increase demand and vaccination coverage to prevent Covid-19, and combat misinformation and fake news against the vaccine.

One of the successful campaigns was ?Spread Health, No Covid?. With six interactive videos, in a didactic and informative way, they answer questions and demystify the main fake news linked to immunizers developed to combat Covid-19, in addition to providing data on cases of the disease and the effectiveness of vaccines. 

Fund Activities

  • Vaccine Promotion: NPI Expand promoted broad, effective and equitable access to the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as its safe and effective application. This occurred both in urban centers and in isolated communities.
  • Combating disinformation: The losses caused by fake news during the pandemic were diverse. The fund aimed to combat this problem through awareness campaigns among the Amazon population.
  • Mitigating the effects of the virus: by expanding the provision of services and training professionals, they strengthened the health system.

All of these goals were achieved, generating a positive impact for the regions. Check out some of the results over the years of the Fund’s operations:

  • +209 thousand doses of vaccine administered
  • 323 municipalities served
  • +25 thousand people trained
  • R$ 25 million mobilized

In addition to the results in numbers, NPI Expand enabled great moments in the fight against Coronavirus. One of the initiatives of the projects covered by the Fund carried out a river expedition to the region of the Negro and Solimões rivers, which took professionals and health supplies to riverside communities, in addition to training indigenous professionals and community members.

These results? in numbers and stories? they were made possible by collective mobilization between institutions and civil society, such as professionals and community leaders. ?These actions reveal the great potential of strategic philanthropy to fill social gaps and generate positive impact!?, highlights Joana Eisenstadter, coordinator of Philanthropy Management at Sitawi.

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