Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM and Azim Premji Foundation (‘the Foundation’), a not-for-profit organization, today announced a collaboration for the use of VaxIT – an app – to enable the Foundation’s large on-the-ground program to help accelerate Covid-19 vaccination across India. The Foundation’s program that will use VaxIT is spread across 25 states serving some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.
The VaxIT app, developed on the Salesforce platform for Azim Premji Foundation and its partners, captures the status of vaccinations to help individuals plan and stay updated on their progress. The Foundation’s program aims to serve populations covered by over 3500 Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC). VaxIT, available as a mobile app on the Android app store, provides multi-language and offline capabilities to help volunteers, programme managers, field data administrators and others to support the vaccination process including efforts for outreach and mobilization, tracking of doses and planning.
The collaboration comes at a time when, when there appears to be sufficient supply of vaccines across the country, while factors such as mobilization and outreach with accurate data remain the challenges in getting closer to 100% of the country’s population vaccinated.
Anurag Behar, CEO, Azim Premji Foundation, said, “Throughout the pandemic, we have organized ourselves to provide a comprehensive response to the situation — addressing healthcare and humanitarian needs – both inextricably tied dimensions of the crisis. This collaboration with Salesforce is an important element in our large-scale program to support the country’s Covid-19 vaccination effort.”
Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO, and Chairperson, Salesforce India, said, “At Salesforce, we are deeply committed to our people and the communities in which we live and work, we firmly believe that business and technology can be a powerful platform for change. As we race to deliver one of the largest mass vaccination campaigns in human history, we believe our collaboration with Azim Premji Foundation will help with the safe and equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across India.”