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Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia

by Operation ASHA
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Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia
Dear Friend,

You will be excited to hear that CSIS, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, has not only lauded Operation ASHA’s work but also declared that its innovative solution is the only way towards getting rid of TB, a deadly epidemic. CSIS is the world’s top bipartisan international security think tank.

India has more than 27% of the world’s TB burden, says CSIS. Their star reporter carried out extensive research in India to understand why a curable disease is spreading like wildfire, inspite of new drugs and new diagnostics. He met with Dr. Shelly Batra, President of Operation ASHA, and then wrote a compelling article about India's TB problem and OpAsha’s innovative solution, the only way to TB elimination.

The author explained that OpASHA’s approach saves time and money for patients by delivering medication directly to their doorstep or to accessible collection points in their neighborhood. In a world riddled with inefficiencies and shabby work, dedicated and driven NGOs like Operation ASHA shine like a beacon of light and provide hope to millions worldwide.

Read the full story here.                                                                              

OpASHA media mentions: 

  • Recently, we were covered in a blog by Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA. 
  • The World Bank Group recently published a case study on how OpASHA improves tuberculosis treatment and outcomes with the help of the communities we serve. The tweet can be found here.
  • CSIS published a compelling article on TB, where the author writes that innovative NGOs like OpASHA could be the solution needed for TB eradication. The article can be found here
  • Dr. Shelly Batra was invited to the World Economic Forum in China which took place in June 2017 as Discussion leader for the Innovators Hub.
  • Mr. Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, along with other experts convened at the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit to a powerful platform designed to transform global healthcare by diffusing digital health solutions.
  • OpASHA's eDetection technology was also mentioned in an article in the Indian newspaper The Hindu.

OpASHA launched a jingle on World Tuberculosis Day this year, sending across the message that TB is curable. You can listen and download the full TB Jingle in Hindi and in English

You can also watch the TB Jingle launch video here.

Watch the live acoustic unplugged version of the TB jingle here

You can follow Operation ASHA on Facebook and Twitter

You can also follow OpASHA CEO Mr. Sandeep Ahuja(@sandeepahuja12) and President Dr. Shelly Batra (@shells1857) on Twitter. 

Donation Utilization:

This quarter Operation ASHA raised $101 which will be used to provide food and other necessary day to day items for the poorest patients in India and Cambodia. 
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.
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Dear Friend,

No more fears! TB is curable, and we will eradicate this together.

On World TB day, Operation ASHA together with Bollywood stars and musicians had a successful launch of a TB awareness jingle at Big FM radio station. This brings the message of hope and love, and dispels fears and stigma.  Now we must all go the extra mile in disseminating this message.

 

Below are the links to listen to the Hindi and English jingles, TB Se Na Dariyo, and Stay TB Free. Please share the jingles with everyone and use wherever needed - as caller Tunes, ringtones, background music! And please share on social media, radio stations, websites, whatever. 

 

Listen to the full TB Jingle here : In Hindi and in English

 

Watch the TB Jingle launch video here.

 

Watch the live acoustic unplugged version of the TB jingle here

You can follow Operation ASHA on Facebook and Twitter

You can also follow OpASHA CEO Mr. Sandeep Ahuja(@sandeepahuja12) and President Dr. Shelly Batra (@shells1857) on Twitter. 

Donation Utilization:

This quarter Operation ASHA raised $1,119.39 which will be used to provide food and other necessary day to day items to the TB patients in India and Cambodia. 
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.
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Dear Friend, 

Four-year-old Ameena lives in Kabul. Ameena had been bed ridden with TB. Today with Operation ASHA’s endeavour, Ameena is up and about, playing and laughing like other children.

I am delighted to share with you that Operation ASHA is opening 20 centres in Afghanistan to serve 4 million people, which is 8 per cent of the entire country. It is entirely because of the generous support of individuals like you that this has been accomplished.

Your continued support would go a long way in eliminating this debilitating disease from the face of the earth. Together we can and we will fight TB.

As Mother Teresa said “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”. Please show your love by supporting the treatment of many more Ameenas in Afghanistan.

Donation Utilization:
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $6,133. 

Thank you

Sandeep
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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.

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 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

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Operation ASHA

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
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Project Leader:
Sandeep Ahuja
New Delhi, Delhi India
$79,982 raised of $99,999 goal
 
906 donations
$20,017 to go
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