OPERATION ASHA Overview
Target demographics: Disadvantaged TB patients
Geographic areas served: India and Cambodia
Programs: TB treatment and affordable high quality health services to disadvantaged people at their door steps.
2. 5.86 million people educated about TB in India and Cambodia.
3. More than 10 MDR patients successfully treated.
4. 63 MDR-TB patients under treatment.
5. Supporting one XDR patient and one XXDR patient with medicines and protein supplements.
6. Distributed 570,000 painkillers, 780,000 antacid tablets, 315,000 antiemetic tablets, 240,000 iron tablets, 45,000 calcium tablets, 30,000 condoms, 12000 sachets of Oral Rehydration Salt, 3,500 packets of protein supplements, 5 tons of food and 4000 blankets.
7. 24 Female TB patients were provided vocational training to prevent them from being abandoned by families.
8. $150/year increased income through reinstated productivity from TB treatment (Govt. of India) equivalent to an annuity of $1,857. Thus, treated patients have benefited by a whopping $56 million.
9. $13,000 saved by economy for each person treated (Annual TB Report 2011: Govt. of India): Indian and Cambodian economies have saved $390 million.
10. 190 disadvantaged persons provided dignified sustainable full time work.
11. Income of 178 micro-entrepreneurs in disadvantaged localities, who work as partners of Operation ASHA enhanced substantially.
12. Social return on investment of 3217%. In other words, for every dollar invested, the society and the economy benefit by $32.17.