Dr. Shelly receives certi. from Finance Minister
With your support Operation ASHA continues to achieve new milestones and set new standards. Many exciting things have happened recently.
This August, Operation ASHA started working in the slums of Dharavi, Mumbai with 160,000 population and currently 71 patients are taking treatment. Many of them are suffering from Multi-Drug-Resistant TB, the dreaded form, which is far more difficult to treat than normal TB.
Another exciting news is Dr. Shelly Batra, President Operation ASHA has been selected as a finalist as Social Entrepreneur of the Year amongst one of the four. This competition was organized by the Schwab Foundation and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation
Kevin Desharnais, Chairman, Operation ASHA US Board ran the marathon in Chicago successfully a second time. He raised $4,500, enough to treat 60 patients and save their lives, give a better life to their families & children, and prevent many more from getting the infection. The overall benefits would reach more than 500 people.
Operation ASHA received an award as well. India's premier medical institution, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Centre for Health Systems Innovation, Oklahoma State University, USA organized a conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In the conference, one of our volunteers, Radhika Batra presented Operation ASHA's innovative methodology, with focus on eCompliance. You will be delighted to know that we are the winners of the first prize, which is a glittering trophy and Rs 100,000 ($1600) for the organization.
Major Media mentions
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2013 “The Future of Health Care Access”
By John A. MacDonald, Anita M. McGahan, Will Mitchell, & The T-HOPE Team
Civil Society Online August 2013 “OpASHA has tech for TB patient compliance”
By Shayak Majumder
Canadinan Medical Association Journal, Aug 16, 2013 “Fingerprinting used to combat drug-resistant TB in India, Cambodia”
By Wendy Glauser
Phnom Penh Post, Aug 9, 2013 “A Singaporean volunteer helping Cambodians”
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $256.
Part of the funds were utilized to give groceries like wheat flour, rice, cooking oil and cereals to five extremely poor patients in tribal area of Gwalior
Rest of the money was utilized in treatment patients.
Total number of patients at centers till October 2013: 5300
Total new patients enrolled in the period August 2013 till October 2013: 2731
Total patients who have completed treatment and/or cured in the period August 2013 till October 2013: 2135
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.
Distribution of groceries to a poor tribal patient