Operation ASHA

The mission of Operation ASHA is To eradicate TB from India, and To provide health care and supportive services to the most disadvantaged. The vision of Operation ASHA (OpASHA for short) is a tuberculosis free world. OpASHA provides comprehensive treatment, education, counseling and prevention of tuberculosis in urban slums. Having virtually eliminated default, established a cost-effective and replicable model, Operation ASHA plans to establish 600 DOTS centers by 2013.
Dec 7, 2016

Treating 3500 poor TB patients in India & Cambodia

OpASHA wins the Porter Prize
OpASHA wins the Porter Prize

Dear Friend,

There is great news! Operation ASHA receives the Porter Prize 2016 from Honourable Minister, Shri Jayant Sinha for creating value based healthcare delivery.

Porter Prize, which recognizes strategic acumen, is named after Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker, and teacher. 

Media Mentions
  1. Insight success interviewed Dr. Shelly Batra on taking critical decisions to ensure scaling and her views on social enterprises and entrepreneurship.
  2. Dr. Shelly Batra’s blog was published by World Economic Forum on- “Why businesses must be in the frontline, in the fight against TB”.
  3. Huffington post published Dr. Shelly Batra’s blog on “World Peace and how organizations such as World Economic Forum are best equipped to do so”.
  4. Forbes magazine quoted Mr. Sandeep Ahuja on how child fingerprinting would make a tremendous impact in targeted delivering of healthcare services in developing countries.
  5. Operation ASHA won the Porter Prize for 2016 for creating value based health care delivery.
  6. Operation ASHA was on 67th position on NGO Advisor’s top 500 list.
  7. NIC has approved and certified Operation ASHA’s eAttendance which is currently used for school attendance in Telangana.

Conferences

  1. World Economic Forum invited Dr. Shelly for its summit in Tianjin, China, earlier this quarter.
  2. 2.Dr. Shelly Batra was invited to participate in the Beyond Dialogue workshop, in UK where the focus was on how successful partnerships develop and progress. Her key experiences and learnings have been published in a report by Accumen.
  3. 3.Mr. Sandeep Ahuja was invited as panelist for the session “Mobile for Health and Inclusion Projects” at the 7thmBillionth Award. 

Donation Utilization:

This quarter Operation ASHA raised $201. 

Click Here to read about Arhana who was thrown out from her husband's house after being diagnosed with TB. 

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 go further in achieving our mission of eradicating tuberculosis.

Thank you.

Sep 7, 2016

12 year old Annie wants to be a nurse

 Dear Friend, 

12 year old Annie has stars in her eyes. She wants to be a nurse and help people. She’s bright and happy now, a star student, a loving child standing on the brink of teen-hood and discovery.

But this was not always so. 3 years back, Annie developed a hacking cough, which very soon metamorphosed into a condition where every breath was painful and every step required a huge effort. Her body wasted away. She became pitifully thin. She was unable to eat, and could barely able to swallow a few teaspoonfuls of gruel every day. 

Someone in the neighborhood connected her to Operation ASHA’s health workers. Immediately, our machinery swung into action. Annie was diagnosed with MDR TB, a form of Tuberculosis where conventional drugs don’t act. She was put on second line drugs, which included daily painful injections for 180 days. Annie’s mother, Mariam, displayed exemplary courage in these difficult days. She did not lose hope. And all the time, our field workers were there for Annie and her family, to provide love and support, to guide them thru difficult times, and to take care of the million problems that would come up as a side effect of the medication.

Treatment lasted for full 2 years and there were many setbacks, but today Annie stands tall. She has a brave smile on her face. And she has taken her decision. She will study hard and go thru nursing college, so she can help others in turn.

And this is why I am able to work. My life hasn’t been easy either. Like all others in the world, I’ve had health issues, financial troubles, and personal challenges. Its patients like Annie who keep me going. For a physician, the happiest moment is when a patient recovers. That’s all that matters. And that’s what keeps me going.

There are millions of Annie’s in this world. Thousands are not diagnosed. Thousands face discrimination. Children are neglected, left to suffer, to die, if they have Tuberculosis. Children lose their childhood because of TB. But Annie’s story gives us hope.

With your support, we can do so much more for them, and give them health and happiness and a chance to pursue their dreams.

Donation Utilization:
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $301. 

Thank you

Sandeep

Jun 10, 2016

Treating 3500 poor TB patients in India & Cambodia

Dear Friend,

You will be delighted to know that the Lancet has published an article on Operation ASHA's innovative methodology, authored by Prof Ravi Anupindi and Prof Prashant Yadav of Ross school of Business, University of Michigan, and Prof Madhukar Pai, McGill University. Click here to access it. 

Also, the Huffington Post published Dr Shelly batra’s blog entitled “Technology: Killer or savior?” where she gave her views on how technology can, and must, be used for social good, and not for perpetrating war, terror and hatred. Click here to read it. 

Shelly was also invited to Oxford UK in mid April this year by the Skoll Foundation to participate in an event entitled “Beyond Dialogue: Building Sustainable and Inclusive Business Models in Partnership with Social Entrepreneur.” Operation ASHA generated a lot of interest among industry leaders, foundations, and civil society and government representatives.

Work goes on with greater momentum, and this year we hope for more partnerships, more work, greater impact, and I thank you with all my heart for your unswavering support.

Donation Utilization:

This quarter Operation ASHA raised $286.44. 

Thank you

 
   

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