Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia

Feb 20, 2012

Treating 3500 Poor Tuberculosis Patients in India


Total number of patients at centers under this project: 3647

Total new patients enrolled in the period Nov 2011 till Jan 2011: 1822

Total patients who have completed treatment and/or cured: 1367


Impact till date

Following is the list of tangible impact made by OpASHA

    1. 4.6 million Disadvantaged slum-dwellers educated about TB, and the stigma attached to TB reduced.
    2. 3647 TB patients are under treatment. Treated persons regain strength and can resume normal lives.
    3. Spread of infection to 43,764 persons prevented.
    4. Ration provided to the 8 families of the TB patients for the period of 6 months (treatment period).
  2. LIVELIHOOD GENERATION: 20 persons from the slums have been employed full-time by OpASHA. It may be mentioned here that 80% of OpASHA’s expenses generate livelihood in the slums.
    1. 3647 patients are receiving TB treatment. TB treatment reinstates the productivity of the patients. Each patient earns an additional Rs. 6,000 per year after treatment for her lifetime (Government of India). This is equivalent to an annuity of Rs. 75,000 a huge amount for people earning Rs. 50 a day or less.
    2. OpASHA delivers Social Return on Investment of 3517%. For each Rupee donated to OpASHA, society gains benefits worth Rs. 35.17. This indirectly helps improve the lives of millions of slum-dwellers.

We have been able to support these disadvantaged TB patients only because of your continued love and support. Make a donation today and help us further in achieving our mission of eradicating tuberculosis.


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Project Leader

Sandeep Ahuja

New Delhi, Delhi India

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