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Operation Asha

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Relief, Public Health

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.

Community Stories

115 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the work that Operation ASHA has done, visited their centers and talked with their CHWs and patients. By all means they are helping their communities to combat the TB epidemic at the greatest ease to the patients possible. Moreover, they are providing jobs to slum dwellers to work as CHWs. These CHWs are having outstanding impact and are making more money than they normally would be able to coming out of the slums -- all while giving back to their communities. Great work, I highly recommend OpASHA to all.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work which Operation ASHA is doing is just amazing. As most of the poor in India and Cambodia lack health care services. Both of the countries are in 22 most high burden countries with TB. Operation ASHA is contributing a lot through it's really scalable, innovative and low cost model

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I had a poor experience with the management in India. After expressing interest in volunteering they responded very unprofessionally, ordering me to speak with them at certain times and giving no consideration of my schedule. After rearranging my schedule on several occasions to talk with them they abruptly told me nothing was available. It was very disappointing to volunteer only to be treated so rudely.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation ASHA is very impressive. They go beyond providing simply health benefits by providing economic upliftment through TB treatment in slums and villages in India and Cambodia.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation Asha is doing a very good job raising awareness about TB and in the eradication of TB in the slums of delhi

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

operation asha is doing very good work in the eradication of TB. i fully support their efforts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i helped them raise awareness about TB treatment in the slums of delhi

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation Asha has generated a lot of awareness in the society about TB treatment and prevention. I extend my support to them at all times.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff of Operation Asha is dedicated and motivated at all times to work for eradicating tuberculosis from the face of this Earth. Hope they continue their good work and man wins over this disease as he has done on many others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Motivated staffs at all level ensures the quality supervision. One way to do this is to emphasize that every patient cured prevents illness, deaths and infections in future generation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

iI find the system of the organisation very organised

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Special allowance should be provided to most of the quacks who guide the TB patients for sake of their petty financial needs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Raising awareness of TB at school level can change the mindsets of most of the parrents and these by the think of the society a large.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Better efficient efforts are required to mobilize the community by way of street shows.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

operation asha is doing grate job these work at DOTS center and helped the poor patients

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

operation Asha is doing great job serving under privileged people

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Operation ASHA ensure that every TB patient should get treatment of course.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

operation asha takes grate pain in training work work counselors are doing in field area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen Operation ASHA's centers in Delhi. There work is truely remarkable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

operation asha's ambition is fighting with Tuberculosis in India

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