Dr. Shelly Batra, President, Operation ASHA (Twitter: @shells1857) was quoted by TIME Magazine (issue dated 4th March,2013) in the article "Drugs Don't Work" by Krista Mahr. Discussing about the horrors of Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Dr. Batra says, "We are on the brink of another epidemic, and it has no treatment. If TDR spreads, we will go back to the Dark Ages".
The Associated Press covered Operation ASHA in their story “India wages hi-tech war on Ancient TB Scourge”, written by Ravi Nessman. This article was published in more than 42 leading newspapers and blogs all over the world, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Boston Globe. Read full article here.
In Cambodia, we recently started operations in another Operational District (OD). Now we work in a total of 5 ODs.In Western OD, Phnom Penh, a pilot project has also been initiated in partnership with Pagodas (religious places) to target the older populations in the district.
Check our quick-facts page for quarterly updates on our operations and expansion.
The Guardian, Dec 5, 2012: “Helping the medicine go down” by Caspar van Vark
Microsoft Research , Dec 03, 2012: “Battling Tuberculosis Through Microsoft Technology”
Discovery News, Nov 29, 2012: “Excellent Idea of the day: TB Tracker Halts Disease’s Spread” by Jesse Emspak
My Space, My Odyssey
“DR-TB is one of the leading preventable causes of untold misery, great suffering, and back-breaking poverty & economic loss to those who are already living below poverty line.” Dr. Shelly Batra writes about Challenges of Drug resistant TB (DR-TB). Read her blog here.
Total number of patients at centers till Jan 2013: 3839
Total new patients enrolled in the period Nov 2012 till Jan 2013: 1784
Total patients who have completed treatment and/or cured in the period Nov 2012 till Jan 2013: 1826
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