27,000 children in 4 countries saved from going blind 32000 families helped
We provide Vitamin A to prevent childhood blindness
Projects in India, Kenya, Nigeria & Dominican Republic
We provide Vitamin A to prevent childhood blindness
Projects in India, Kenya, Nigeria & Dominican Republic
Our mission is serving disadvantaged women and children by providing last mile health solutions.
Our biggest project is that of preventing blindness by dispensing Vitamin A to malnourished and marginalised children.
We believe in justice and inclusion, and work towards promoting gender equality.
1. Preventing blindness in children
2. Holistic health program
3. Promoting breast feeding
5. Promoting gender equality
6. Dispelling harmful myths and educating families on hygiene and proper hand washing techniques
7. Distribution of prenatal vitamins to marginalised pregnant women.
8. Preventing stigma and discrimination to those with Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs or blindness
9. COVID-19 Relief Work
1. Blindness Prevention: More than 27,120 children have been given Vitamin A to save them from going blind, in India and Nigeria
2. Deworming: 21,155 children have been given deworming tablets
3. Prenatal Vitamins to Disadvantaged Mothers . Given to 27050 pregnant women
4. Holistic health care: 32,000 disadvantaged families educated on breast feeding, immunisation, hygiene, hand washing techniques.
5, Promoting equality: More than 32,000 families educated to prevent gender inequalities, and prevent stigma due to TB, HIV/AIDS and blindness
6. Distribution of masks, soaps, hand sanitisers and food to support the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic
UK's leading newspaper, The Telegraph, writes about Every Infant Matters work in Covid relief.
Even before India launched the world’s strictest lockdown at the end of March, Dr Radhika Batra, a paediatrician based in Delhi, realised that the poorest and most vulnerable sections of society were hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
In February she began to deliver essential items to low-paid workers, families living in poverty and migrant workers.
“I started on a small scale by buying and giving homeless children and mothers masks and sanitisers,” Dr Batra said. Then the country went into lockdown. “I thought more people might end up dying from hunger than the virus itself,” she added.
"Even though we can't cure the virus, and we can't eliminate it completely from the world, we can still help those that are worst affected,” she said. "We are privileged to serve the poorest of the poor, by providing food, grocery bags, soaps, sanitisers, sanitary napkins and other essential goods"
"I am honoured and humbled," says Dr Radhika Batra.
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Jeksume Foundation, a partner of Every Infant Matters is a Humanitarian Service Organisation that is involved in free distribution of food supplements in Nigeria to vulnerable women and children. It is now recruiting 200,000 youths online to provide community health at the last mile by effectively cover all the polling units in the country.
The Founder and President, Mr. Ekpeyong Ekpeyong Effiok spoke in Calabar during the distribution of Vitamin A, Abenezer and prenatal Vitamin tablets to over 5000 Catholic Women organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Calabar. He said that the supplements were for pregnant women, child-bearing, nursing mothers, the young adolescent and even the elderly.
The NGO further said that the supplement comes from their partners, Every Infant Matter Association in India and Vitamin Angels based in the USA.
Jeksume Foundation disclosed that 20155 women beneficiaries have been covered for multivitamin, 282 vitamin A, 127 for children and 1156 D-women for children.
The president also said that areas so far covered were Bakassi, Calabar South, Municipality Council, Akamkpa and Yakurr.
Mr. Effiok also said that his NGO is planning a COVID-19 palliative exercise to share some items because there is poverty in the society especially during the COVID-19 era. He commended the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teacher (NUT), Cross River State for providing office and urged spirited individuals and organizations to support them.
“We need a warehouse, mobility and vehicles. Funding is our major problem. If we have funding, we will begin to have structures and a smooth atmosphere for our work.’’ Speaking with news men at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the organizer of the event, Mrs. Benedette Otudor, Vice President Catholic Women Organization of the church testified that the supplements were good and urged women to take advantage of the free drugs for their health needs.
The exodus has started. Men women children, hungry and thirsty and tired and exhausted, are on long marches on foot, trying to reach their native villages. Most are labourers or other daily wagers who have lost their jobs. Chaotic scenes everywhere. Every Infant Matters provides food and grocery kits to 950 people
Thousands have lost jobs in this pandemic. There is no food, no water no accommodation, no transport.
"I need funds urgently to provide these people with food and water, " says Dr Radhika Batra.
Deworming tablets Albendazole, Vitamin A and prenatal vitamins given in a medical camp for 350 migrant workers conducted by an NGO ‘Progressive Medicoes and Scientists Forum’ in New Delhi.
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Every Infant Matters is grateful to its donors who have sent bottles of liquid soap.
Some are being distributed, while others are being used to wash the hands of homeless people before giving them a nutritious meal.
"My heart is overflowing with gratitude for my supporters. I kept writing and putting pictures on Instagram; the funds kept pouring in" says Dr Radhika Batra
Yes, we have got soap and sanitisers. Volunteers wash the hands of homeless children and adults before giving them a meal.
I am honoured and priviliged that we could serve the Musahar Tribals near Benaras, UP. Theye are indeed the poorest of the poor, as they have even survived by eating rats when faced with starvation. We have given each family grocery kits containing 20 kg flour, 3 kg lentils, cooking oil, spices and sugar
We are collecting non-perishable food items such as groceries, biscuits and candy for daily wagers and labourers who have lost their jobs. Also bars of soap. Please send to
Dr Radhika Batra
Pocket C- 638 Sarita vihar,
New Delhi 110076
Thousands of Health workers are infected with COVID-19, many have died. We have partnered with the Indian Medical Association Junior Doctors’ Network, to identify needs among doctors and nurses so that distribution can be done directly health staff. We have also distributed essential protective equipment in 5 states of India, to low paid hospital staff like ward boys, technicians, ambulance drivers, sanitary and housekeeping staff. We have sent supplies to the following:
· KEM hospital Mumbai
· Sion Hospital Mumbai,
· Osmania Medical College Hyderabad,
· Dedhraj Bhartia Medical College, Churu Rajasthan,
· Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi
· Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Medical College, New Delhi
We have distributed 2100 masks, 1300 sanitisers, 100 protective goggles, 270 face shields, and 1325 Hazmat suits or Personal protective kits and 1200 N-95 masks so far.
Last week we supplied sanitisers to cleaning and housekeeping staff of Lucknow University, UP, India. We have also supplied PPEs, masks, and waterproof shoe covers for volunteers working in COVID-19 Quarantine centres in the remote North East of India, in partnership with the CDI.
"Those who fight COVID-19 from the frontlines deserve all praise. These chocolates are a token of love and appreciation," says Avinash Gupta, Secretary, SRCC Alumni Association
We sent chocolates to doctors, nurses, receptionists, security guards, housekeeping staff, ambulance drivers, cleaners, technicians, kitchen staff
"We are glad that you care" say those who received chocolates in the following hospitals and Medical Colleges: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Safdarjung Hospital, LNJP hospital, ESI hospital Okhla New Delhi, Kalawati saran Hospital, Palika Maternity NDMC Hospital and GuruTeg Bahadur hospital Shahdra
Dr Parul Upreti from Lady Harding Medical College says; Thank you Every Infant matters for choosing me to be a messenger for this noble cause. I got to see so many happy faces becasue of your little suprise gift"
"Work in the Covid wards is a labour of love. We forget our own selves. We have no needs. We don't need water, food , rest, or even the bathroom! Its only about patients. Now when I am collapsing with exhaustion I will remember the chocs and be happy, and maybe the thought of this gift will help me do better, work better"
"This is a great honour for us. We are honoured that we have got this opportunity to give a small token of appreciation. Nothing is enough, nothing is too good, and words and gestures are not adequate to convey our love and gratitude to Covid warriors", says Avinash Gupta, Secretary, SRCC Alumni Association .
EMINENT REPORTER JOI JOHN from Washington DC is in conversation with Dr Radhika Batra:
Joi John talks of childhood mortality as a potentially disturbing and distressing subject. Inspite of huge advances in science, 15000 children under the age of 5 years die every day. Radhika talks about the need, the solutions, the urgent last-miles required for immunisation which she feels is the most cost effective and efficacious method for minimising childhood mortality.
listen to this exciting online interview here:
Carrying out our core programs during the pandemic to build immunity:
Dr Alka Agrawal,MD, Head of the Department of Pediatrics and world renowned pediatrician at Santosh Medical College Ghaziabad, explains why Every Infant Matters must carry out its projects during the COVID -19 pandemic:
"Why is Vitamin A important? Why is deworming important? Why do I support Every Infant Matters ? The reason is that these are simple vital cost effective steps to build immunity, thus minimising the spread of contagion. "
Meanwhile, we continue our work in the following 4 countries, across 3 continents:
We are delighted to receive support from the One Young World UK, that is funding relief in India, Kenya and Nigeria through local partners of Every Infant Matters.
Ella Robertson of One Young World said: “Young leaders are part of the most connected, informed and resourceful generation in human history…We now need to ensure they have the funds needed to tackle some of the largest issues created by Covid-19”.
Proud to share that Every Infant Matters has been one of the first recipients of the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund organised by the One Young World and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Way, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Emma Watson, amongst others.
Mumbai and Delhi – the two cities worst hit by Covid-19 – are facing an acute shortage of nurses. More than 1,000 nurses returned to their hometowns from Mumbai when the lockdown eased, while didn't show up after their quarantine. All this has tripled the workload of those who are soldiering on. Nurses and doctors say hospitals haven’t provided them with sufficient protective equipment exposing them to infection. In Delhi, over 4,000 nurses are protesting, demanding better facilities.
Every Infant Matters has joined the fight to provide high quality protective equipment to hospital staff
Every Infant Matters partners with Shri Ram College of Commerce Alumni Association to carry out relief and distribution of essential items to low paid hospital workers who are in the frontlines in the fight against Covid-19.
Dr. Girish Ahuja, President, and Mr. Avinash Gupta, Secretary of the SRCC Alumni Association are deeply concerned with the plight of frontline health workers.
Mr. Avinash Gupta says: “Our Association wants to help those who are serving patients, but do not have the resources to buy their own personal protection kits, face shields and helmets. Nor can they buy unlimited supply of sanitisers and gloves and N-95 masks. We are honoured that we are able to help people like ambulance drivers, sanitary workers, nurses and their assistants, kitchen staff, ward boys and technicians, and are able to supply them with essential items for their protection against the deadly virus. ”
SRCC Alumni Association has funded the purchase of PPE kits, sanitisers, face shields and protectove goggles, among other items. Every Infant Matters is distributing these in both government and private hospitals of Delhi.
We are supporting police personnel by distributing 200 face shields and 100 sanitisers in Noida.
Every Infant Matters is distributing masks and hand sanitisers to homeless people, especially children, who are malnourished and vulnerable. They live in unhygienic conditions and survive on meagre scraps of food. Even though the disease progression in children is mild, they may pass on the virus to others who fall in the high risk category. This small step taken in the right direction may help flatten the curve. We have partnered with a local NGO called Donate a Meal, this has shelters, free meals and distribution drives for homeless people.
In Benaras, we have distributed groceries to the musahaar tribals who are the poorest of the poor.
We have given Deworming tablets, Vitamin A and prenatal vitamins given in a medical camp for 350 migrant workers conducted by an NGO ‘Progressive Medicoes and Scientists Forum’ in New Delhi.
We have snt 500 Masks and 500 sanitisers to Churu Rajasthan, for distribution in slums and hospitals.
We are now giving Prenatal vitamins to COVID Positive pregnant women in government hospitals in New Delhi.
Every Infant Matters is distributing masks and hand sanitisers to women and children living in remote areas of the North East. We work in partnership with CDI, Centre for Development Initiative, based out of Gawhati, Assam. This is the development wing of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), an organization dedicated to the service of marginalized communities, especially women, girls and children, from Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharastra, Nagaland, Orissa and Tripura. A pharmaceutical supplier is arranging these commodities for us at highly subsidised rates.
Dedicated COVID warrior, Ekpeneyong Effiok, who is also the Director Partnerships, Africa, for Every Infant Matters, talks about how he with his committed and driven team are serving disadvantaged communities at the time of this pandemic.
Young schoolgirls, 2 sisters Madhulika and Niharika from India, are dirstributing food and groceries to hungry people in India
Radhika Batra's insightful Podcast for Chris Notter
We have carried out a series of health camps in Nigeria.
Recently, a large scale camp was carried out in Ekori community, Yakurr LGA in Cross River State, Nigeria, from 28th to 30th December, 2019. More than 2700 pregnant women attended. Each women was gifted a bottle or high quality vitamins. each bottle contained 180 tablets, to last for 6 months of pregnancy.
"We are excited about our partnership with Every Infant Matters and also with the great support given by the government, local authorities, and the communities themselves" says Ekpneyong Effiok, SGx Director Calabar. Ekpenyong Effiok wants to scale the project across Nigeria and replicate in other countries of Africa.
"Childhood Health begins in the womb itself" says Dr Radhika Batra. "14.6 per cent of all babies born globally are of low birthweight. They are more likely to die during their first month of life. Those who survive face lifelong consequences including a higher risk of stunted growth, lower IQ, and adult-onset chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. To grow a healthy baby, mothers need good nutrition, rest, adequate antenatal care, and a clean environment. We provide mothers with the essential prenatal vitamins to support the growth and development of the baby in the womb"
"We cannot let children die, or suffer disabilities or blindness, due to preventable causes" says Radhika Batra