Aren’t we frontline warriors?’ Experiences of grassroots health workers during COVID-19

Azim Premji University,


Aren’t we frontline warriors?’ asks a community health worker in a webinar that we had organised in May 2020 where grassroots health care workers were at the centre stage sharing their experience of working during COVID-19.1 This question resonates with several other community health workers who have been braving their lives against all odds to protect the communities against COVID-19. Yet a sense of lack of recognition of their contributions distinctly looms large! The idea of this compendium arises from the felt need of the community health workers to be heard. It was evident during the webinar that spaces for sharing such experiences are few while opportunities for garnering support and shared learning are many.