Assistance for India: A message from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Despite the hope that vaccinations have brought to expediting the end of the pandemic, the battle against COVID-19 rages on around the globe. In particular, India has experienced dramatic spikes in positive cases and the pace of illness has crippled the hospital and health care systems across the country. Around the world, countries that are able are pledging their help with philanthropic funding, oxygen supplies, vaccines and PPE. India has had many long-standing connections to University of Michigan through academic and research collaborations and partnerships. I urge you to read the message from President Schlissel, and if you are able, consider how you might assist the people of India who are suffering so deeply.
If you can contribute to this relief effort, I thank you in advance for your generosity and your sense of compassion and humanity.
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
CEO, Michigan Medicine