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  

Because of OpASHA people with TB are being treated and not spreading disease. The OpASHA model should be spread globally as a solution to providing TB treatment in poor communities.

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Because of OpASHA people with TB are being treated and not spreading disease. The OpASHA model should be spread globally as a solution to providing TB treatment in poor communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

OpAHSA has a very interesting and successful model for providing TB medications to people in India who would otherwise either not get medication or would not take their medications regularly. Not taking TB medication regularly leads to multi-drug resistant TB, which, when it spreads is an even bigger public health problem. Specifically OpASHA is able to check compliance with medication by using fingerprints to document that persons have shown up to take their medication and directly observating them taking their medication. Although very resource intensive, OpAHSA has local health workers who can go and find persons who do not show up to take their medications and then get their medications to them.

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Not in India

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Because of OpASHA, people in the slums who would otherwise spread tuberculosis are receiving treatment.

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watching successful treatment campaigns

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Operation ASHA is doing very good services and fighting against T.B.

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I have seen that Operation ASHA is doing not only TB treatment , event it also supporting poor people financially and distributing blankets who had need.

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I want that govt. should support in these kind of works.

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Rating: 5 stars  

operation asha is the best NGO in word poor public health care models

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i know operationally op asha doing very good service

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i would like that do services all city in india

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is really a good initiative for the general needy public of India.

Such operations not only show the concern for contry but to Humanity as a whole.

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I am actively monitoring the intentions & work of this operation & find them really contributing to Human race.

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Operation ASHA’s work is truly remarkable. I was very positively impressed by the work, the workers and drug supply procedures. May this serve as an inspiration to reach an even larger number of persons in need.

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Operation ASHA is the first nonprofit to introduce comprehensive counseling.

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Operation ASHA is providing sufficient counseling to patients, families and communities.
Any person who displays symptoms of TB like recurrent fever or unexplained weight
loss is advised to undergo testing. Children are given prophylactic therapy.

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