Standing Strong. Caring For Life
Cipla Foundation is working with government, public health institutions, local administration, healthcare workers and vulnerable patients in India and South Africa
Our Key Covid Relief Initiatives
Supported set up of Maharashtra's only Covid Isolation ward
BJ Wadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai
Advancing testing with support to laboratories
JJ Hospital Mumbai Government Hospitals in partnership with Citibank
Purpose-built containers for Covid testing in high-risk communities
In partnership with Department of Health, South Africa
Safeguarding frontline health workers
Providing masks, gloves and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)
Continuing care for chronic patients
Science in the service of Humanity Support development & production of India’s first-of-its-kind high-quality affordable face mask.
Continuing care for patients - Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune
-In-patient, OPD and Homecare services being offered. -Medicines reaching remote locations in India & South Africa
Humanitarian support to communities
Essential supplies, ration kits & meals to migrant workers, truckers and families in need
Building Capacity To Respond
Connecting doctors and healthcare workers to online knowledge network on Covid19
Partnering with Government
Supporting the government's healthcare initiatives to mitigate impact of the pandemic
Science in the service of Humanity
Together with CSIR-IICT (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) supporting the development & production of India’s first-of-its-kind high-quality affordable face mask SAANS
Mask production technology will be transferred to self help groups to empower them financially
First 1 lakh masks will be given free-of-cost to communities in rural Telangana
Supporting JJ Hospital Mumbai’s 24/7 Covid Testing Laboratory with testing kits. The facility was made operational on 28 March 2020
44,300+ tests completed
Safeguarding Frontline Health workers
Supporting public health and charitable hospitals with safety gear for doctors and paramedics
8000+ PPE kit
Deploying Purpose-built Containers
In South Africa, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, the foundation deployed low-cost, purpose-built COVID-19 screening and testing units at Government clinics.
6 Containerized Units were deployed in the Overberg districts of Hermanus, Grabouw, and Caledon
Building Capacity To Respond
Connecting doctors and healthcare workers to AIIMS & ICMR led online knowledge network on Covid19 through ECHO India.
Over 2,73,000 health workers trained through 510+ sessions
In South Africa, we have launched a KardioMD Telehealth App in partnership with BrandMed and Momentum Health Solutions to virtually connect patients with their healthcare practitioners.
Free-of-cost Covid testing for marginalized patients
Supporting as knowledge partner in Project Ummeed, a Citibank funded initiative with National Health Mission (Government of Maharashtra) and State Municipal Corporations to increase Covid testing at public hospitals.
A first-of-its-kind collaboration that enables 1 lac RT-PCR Covid tests - the gold standard for diagnosing Covid-19, for patients with financial challenges
1,00,000+ tests done till date across 18 government hospitals in Maharashtra in 3 districts and 6 Municipal Corporations
Partnering with Local Administration
Coming together with the local administration to safeguard and support frontline workforce
CAN-HELPER - TOLL FREE: 09511948920
Cancer Helpline for Emotional Support
Cancer patients and their families in Maharashtra can now dial-in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline for emotion support. The helpline will provide relief and reduce stress, anxiety and fear caused by Cancer and made harder by Covid
Maharashtra's only Pediatric Covid Isolation Ward
In partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) we have set up Maharashtra's only Pediatric Covid Isolation Ward at BJ Wadia Children Hospital, Mumbai – the country’s largest charitable hospital for children
1000+ children, including 170+ COVID positive patients have been benefitted so far.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to safeguard frontline health workers in Municipal Hospitals
Nair Hospital, Mumbai | Kalwa Hospital, Mumbai KEM Hospital, Mumbai | Sion Hospital Mumbai
Protecting Frontline Workforce
Supporting district hospitals, law and order departments and municipal bodies with safety gear for their frontline work force
Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) | Masks | Gloves | Sanitizers
Working With Village Panchayats
Supporting communities living in remote locations with basic essentials in Covid times
Ration | Food | Hygiene supplies
Supporting NGO Partners & Community Organizations
Partnering with organizations on the ground to serve patients and communities in need
Continuing Primary Healthcare Services
Existing Sha’p Left Nurse Surgeries, through an Enterprise Development Model, have been continuously providing services to local communities.
Providing much needed primary healthcare services during this period to ease the burden on government facilities
Continuing care for chronic patients
In partnership with HelpAge India, the Mobile Healthcare units are reaching remote locations with medicines for patients with chronic conditions
Operational in Patalganga | Baddi | Kurkumbh | Indore
Accelerating Chronic Medicine Dispensing
In South Africa, the Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution units (CCMDD) are distributing
chronic medicines to stable patients.
decongest overcrowded state facilities,especially during this period.
Continuing Care For Thalassemia Patients
In partnership with health organizations, we are continuing to extend critical care for Thalassemia patients amidst COVID19.
Under stringent safety measures, through blood donation & transfusions, together we stand strong to bring comfort for critically ill patients & their families.
Ajuga – Early Childhood Development Centres
The ECD centers continue to provide care and comfort to children from communities in South Africa. In Covid times, the Foundation in South Africa is providing –
Food Supplies For Children & Families
E-learning material in partnership with UNICEF
Food vouchers to the teaching staff and their families during this period
Safety equipment & essential items in remote communities
Distributed PPEs, gloves and masks to community healthcare facilities and handed over ration in villages through MannDeshi Foundation in Satara district
Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls
Together with our on-ground NGO partner and local health department, we have stepped forward to provide sanitary napkins and build awareness for menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls from communities near Cipla Baddi.
Reaching 4 slum communities of 3000+ population
Supporting communities devastated by Cyclone Amphan
Together with our on-ground NGO partner and district administration, supporting a ‘Community Kitchen’ in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.
Also reaching out to the elderly with essential ration supplies
Over 750 families served through ration distribution
Continuing to learn through digital sessions
Despite schools closing down due to Covid, students and teachers from government and government-aided schools near Cipla units continue to learn through online sessions in science, math, computers, art, craft, literature and more. Virtual teacher’s trainings are also been conducted across communities.
1770+ Students reached in Indore, Kurkumbh, Goa, Patalganga and Sikkim
90+ teachers trained through 30 virtual sessions
Humanitarian efforts towards communities in need
In this most difficult time, we continue to stand by communities near Cipla units and depots across India
Extending Supporting to migrant workers
Ration kits with essential items were distributed in communities for the ones most affected.
2100+ kits distributed
Supplying food packets for truck drivers
Providing food packets and cafeteria meals for truck drivers who supply essential medicines and critical items to various Cipla Units.
Over 640 drivers benefitted
Safeguarding Women Waste-pickers - Mumbai’s frontline cleanliness workforce
Waste-pickers are the backbone of the informal waste management sector and remain largely sidelined.
Reaching out to women waste-pickers with masks, gloves, face shields and personal hygiene items
400+ women reached out till date
Unlocking Cipla’s Volunteering Spirit
Cipla Foundation South Africa together with Miltons Matsemela hosted a virtual Youth Day Run to raise funds for masks for frontline COVID healthcare workers. Ciplaites and their families ran in support and solidarity.
Over Rs 1,32,000 collected and 5,000 masks bought and distributed
Through other donations & pledges,30,000 masks are being distributed to frontline staff of Operation Smile,an organization that supports corrective surgeries for children born with clefts
Stories of Care
Names changed to protect confidentiality
Marking 23 years of care, comfort & compassion at Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune
The pandemic has changed our world but we continue to care with the same spirit. Watch this 3-minute film on the Centre made just days before Covid