OPERATION ASHA

Rating: 4.93 stars   410 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services, International

Location: D-156, First Floor Sarita Vihar New Delhi 110076 India

Mission: Expand access to services and products of a high quality at affordable prices among disadvantaged communities worldwide with a focus on delivery of health services. We do this by providing the last mile connectivity, i.e. health service delivery at the doorsteps of the under-served.
Results: 1. 30,000+ TB patients treated in more than 3000 disadvantaged communities. 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.
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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation ASHA has been successful in providing tuberculosis treatment to residents of the urban slums in India by locating treatment centers within convenient existing locations where patients would otherwise go, including temples, hair salons and the shops of traditional healers. By hiring counselors from the local population, launching its innovative biometrics fingerprint scanning system, and tying counselors’ pay to performance, Operation ASHA has discovered a model for tuberculosis treatment that – in its pilot areas – has resulted in a default rate of zero.

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Rating: 5 stars  

its a real helpful organisation. it works on tuberculosis

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent work Operation Asha. I am sure people will be inspired by their efforts and try and forward the mission.

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treatment centers

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try and expand it further

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Operation Asha has done a lot of work in eradication of T.B. Hope people will be inspired an come forward to help it complete its mission.

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treatment of the patients

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spread its message oll over

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Rating: 4 stars  

Operation Asha is doing an invaluable service to society by accomplishing its goal of eradication of TB. The dynamic and ever-growing nature of this organisation has helped it reach this far with many of its operations going international. It has helped transform the lives of thousands by working at the grassroot level. I know people who work in the organisation at a personal level and i know the dedication and coomittment with which they are working. Kudos to all of them for the great job they are doing!

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i have read the case studies of their various operations and seen the work they have done.

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encourage more and more youth to join their organisation.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have seen my friend suffering from this dreadful disease. But she had the money and the education to fight it. But think of the millions who are suffering and have no one to guide them. Thanks to Operation Asha who are trying to do thier level best in the eradication of T.B

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giving full course treatment to the suffrers

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try and expand its mission

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Asha is doing excellent job in eradication of tuberculosis. Most important is that its focus of attention is for the poorest of the poor. People living in the slum areas are the ones who are actually in need of all the education andattention

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Actually meeting people who have been cured.

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I would try to bring try to help, an involve as many people in this mission as possible

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are doing a great job...... specially the countries which are not developed. Organizations such as Operation Asha are badly needed in countries like India,Bangladesh,Kenya,South Africa and many African countries .By having NGO's like Operation Asha we can progress poltically,economically and socially. As NGO's play a crucial role in Democratic Counties like India. Operation Asha is working towards a healthy and safer society.

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They have a well co-ordinated work and they are the best.....

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They should spread their mission aorund the world.......

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to Operation Asha who has done wonderful work in eradication of tuberculosis. Its work is spreading with great pace to many parts of India .I have my friend working in Operation Asha, and have heard about the wonders it is doing

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taking cure to the door steps of the people

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Increase the campaign further

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Its is a very active ngo and has helped me save my servant's life. I am thankful to them and may god bless them.

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brilliant. I took one person there and now he is healthy again. So it is a 100% success according to me.

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open more branches and make it more popular so that everybody in need can be helped.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Likely

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made me understand how important life is and how we should treasure it.

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life changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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