Project – Avoidable Deaths COVID-19 Report

Avoidable Deaths Network

April 2020 to Ongoing – Avoidable Deaths COVID-19 Report: Odisha and India

The aim of this research project is to study the current number of avoidable deaths from COVID-19, and the current number of unavoidable deaths from COVID-19 in India and Odisha. The number of deaths from COVID-19 is understood through the lens of the Avoidable Deaths Framework (ADF), one that understands disaster deaths are both avoidable and unavoidable.


3 July 2020 – Information of the Avoidable Deaths from COVID-19 project was provided to the Sendai Stakeholder Group, one of the recognised non-stake actor’s groups engaged within the stakeholder mechanism of the Agenda 2030 follow-up and review, in response to a call to share good practices in implementing the Agenda 2030, including Sendai framework. The input will be used to create an accountability report to the UN, so-called paragraph 89 report, on what the Sendai Stakeholders do in implementing the Agenda 2030.

30 June 2020 – ADN’s National Report team had its third Zoom meeting to discuss the progress of the Avoidable Deaths from COVID-19 Report. 

19 June 2020 – An update in the form of a ‘Research Agenda-Setting Paper’ was provided to the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado. To see more information about The Avoidable Deaths Network and COVID-19 Working Group, please click here.