Health
 India
Project #6656

Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia

by Operation ASHA
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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

Dear Friend,

This year has started with great accolades. Dr Shelly Batra was invited by the World Economic Forum to attend its Annual Summit at Davos in January 2016. This was a brilliant gathering of all who’s who from across the globe. No doubt this one invitation added greatly to our credibility and strength. But we believe that with recognition comes greater responsibility, and now our resolution is to accelerate our work with greater determination and courage, in order to expand our model to many more geographies. We shall move to more action, better results, higher impact.

Read Dr Shelly’s blog in Huffington post on her Davos experience: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-davos-bashers-must-d_b_9200158.html?section=india

And we are proud and humbled by our work. We have taken great strides in Cambodia, where we have trained more than 3000 people from remote villages as Community health Workers. These foot soldiers carry out TB detection and provide doorstep delivery of TB medicines to patients living in villages and far-flung areas, thus ensuring health and economic stability, and preventing the menace of Drug Resistance.

Drug resistance continues to be one of the biggest challenges. We prevent this by using eCompliance, the fingerprint technology to monitor every dose taken, and slowly but surely, eCompliance is becoming the gold standard for TB care. Our eCompliance has been replicated ASPAT, an NGO in Peru, by the name SisBiotic, to targets Peru’s TB high treatment abandonment rate. Aspat Peru received the Kochon award at the UNION conference in Cape Town last year, which is awarded annually by the Stop TB Partnership to individuals and/or organizations that have made a significant contribution to combating TB.

Work continues, and better than before. Each successive year makes us more determined. It is your unswavering and enduring support has helped us stay on this long and difficult path. If not for you, there would be no ‘going to scale’. If not for you, millions would still be dying of a curable disease. I thank you with all my heart.

Donation Utilization:

This quarter Operation ASHA raised $466.

Click here to read about Anita, mother of 3, battling tuberculosis.

Thank you.

Dear Friend,

As the year draws to its end, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on what we have achieved, what are our goals, and what we must do to persevere on our chosen path.

Today I stand in spirit with the thousands who have no access to health, safe water, or sanitation. I stand hand in hand with the poorest of the poor, those who seek equality, justice, and a safe world. And I know you share my dream - that of health for all, for better health leads to better education and work and wages, and lifts people out of poverty.

Operation ASHA serves more than 8 million disadvantaged in India and Cambodia, and your support has been crucial to our success. Your donation help us treat 3,500 patients of a deadly disease, Tuberculosis. These patients come from urban shanties or far flung areas, and they have recovered and lived because of you.

Your donation are leveraged 4 times by the free medicines provided by the government. Your support matters. Because patients matter.

With your support Operation ASHA continues to achieve new milestones and set new standards.

Many exciting things have happened recently.

Dr. Shelly was also featured on AlJazeera's Inside Story on " Is the world losing the fight against 'superbugs; " Click here to see what she has to say. 

Operation ASHA is the first Indian NGO to be a part of WIPO Re:Search Consortium

Operation ASHA also won the 2015 FT/ IFC Transformational Business Award in the Information and Communications Technology category. We were the runners-up in 2014. 

Operation ASHA was featured in an episode of Accelerate India, on CNBC-TV18 in India, for its use of fingerprint-scanning to ensure adherence to medication and effective patient-provider communication.

Forbes magazine published an article by Will Greene featuring OpASHA for embracing new mobile health technologies to help fight TB efficiently and cost effectively. A leading newspaper in India, The Tribune, featured an article “TB control requires new technologies” talking about OpASHA’s novel model in the area of TB care. Click here to read this article.
Project Report

Donation Utilization:
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $174.

Click here to read about Anita, mother of 3, battling tuberculosis. 

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.

With your support Operation ASHA continues to achieve new milestones and set new standards. Many exciting things have happened recently.

Operation ASHA's President and Co-founder Dr. Shelly Batra was interviewed by Voice of America, on how technology can help us win the fight against tuberculosis. 

Dr. Shelly was also featured on AlJazeera's Inside Story on " Is the world losing the fight against 'superbugs; ". Click here to see what she has to say. 

Operation ASHAis the first Indian NGO to be a part of WIPO Re:Search Consortium

OpASHA also won the 2015 FT/ IFC Transformational Business Award in the Information and Communications Technology category. We were the runners-up in 2014. 

Operation ASHA was featured in an episode of Accelerate India, on CNBC-TV18 in India, for its use of fingerprint-scanning to ensure adherence to medication and effective patient-provider communication.

Forbes magazine published an article by Will Greene featuring OpASHA for embracing new mobile health technologies to help fight TB efficiently and cost effectively. A leading newspaper in India, The Tribune, featured an article “TB control requires new technologies” talking about OpASHA’s novel model in the area of TB care. Click here to read this article.

Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, Operation ASHA was in Chicago to speak in the Social Impact Leadership Series on May 18. He also spoke at the Annual Benefit Dinner of Globemed at University of Chicago on May 23.

Sandeep was a speaker at the UChicago Alliance for the Civil Society.


Inside OpASHA

The eCompliance, our comprehensive low-cost technology solution for tracking and monitoring TB patients, is constantly being upgraded to suit the needs of the people. Recently, our technology team launched a text free version of eCompliance to be used in zero literacy areas such as the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. We successfully transitioned eCompliance from Net books to TABLETS for improved efficacy and cost-efficiency.

Operation ASHA has developed powerful innovations, says Aleem Walji, Director of the World Bank Innovation Lab. He goes on, ''I feel inspired when I see an organization that;s doing something in a new way or creating new delivery model to serve the poor. Operation ASHA...has fingerprint recognition mechanism for tracking patients supplied. But when I went to see them in the slums of Delhi, I realized that their work involves all kinds of innovations...These are powerful innnovations''. Full interview is available here.

Our eCompliance technology has been customised for replication in Kenya, Dominican republic, Uganda and Peru

Project Report

Donation Utilization:
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $111.

Click here to read about Mahmood Khairati a 61 year old tuberculosis patient treated by OpASHA. 

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.

With your support Operation ASHA continues to achieve new milestones and set new standards. Many exciting things have happened recently.

Operation ASHA’s President Dr. Shelly Batra was invited on World TB Day this year to give a presentation in Washington D.C. to the U.S. Senate, as part of an advocacy endeavour. This was to raise awareness about the need to accelerate efforts towards TB eradication.

She also gave a radio interview on the Global Activism series on the Chicago Radio with WBEZ/National Public Radio’s Worldview on 26 March 2015. You can hear the interview by clicking here. She was recognized for her outstanding contribution at the Healthcare Awards on 21st January at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Operation ASHA was featured in an episode of Accelerate India, on CNBC-TV18 in India, for its use of fingerprint-scanning to ensure adherence to medication and effective patient-provider communication.

Forbes magazine published an article by Will Greene featuring OpASHA for embracing new mobile health technologies to help fight TB efficiently and cost effectively. A leading newspaper in India, The Tribune, featured an article “TB control requires new technologies” talking about OpASHA’s novel model in the area of TB care. Click here to read this article.

Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, Operation ASHA was in Chicago to speak in the Social Impact Leadership Series on May 18. He also spoke at the Annual Benefit Dinner of Globemed at University of Chicago on May 23. 

Sandeep was a speaker at the UChicago Alliance for the Civil Society


Inside OpASHA

The eCompliance, our comprehensive low-cost technology solution for tracking and monitoring TB patients, is constantly being upgraded to suit the needs of the people. Recently, our technology team launched a text free version of eCompliance to be used in zero literacy areas such as the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. We successfully transitioned eCompliance from Net books to TABLETS for improved efficacy and cost-efficiency.

Operation ASHA has developed powerful innovations, says Aleem Walji, Director of the World Bank Innovation Lab. He goes on, ''I feel inspired when I see an organization that;s doing something in a new way or creating new delivery model to serve the poor. Operation ASHA...has fingerprint recognition mechanism for tracking patients supplied. But when I went to see them in the slums of Delhi, I realized that their work involves all kinds of innovations...These are powerful innnovations''. Full interview is available here.

Our eCompliance technology has been customised for replication in Kenya, Dominican republic, Uganda and Peru


Of course, focus of Operation ASHA continues to be supporting/ treating patients and preventing TB. An example is the tribal area of Ghati Gaon in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India.A great percentage of the patients regularly missed doses in this area, because they were away during the day earning livelihood in surrounding towns. 

To eliminate this problem, our highly motivated health workers changed their work hours to late evening and early morning and succeeded in virtually eliminating missed doses, hitting a perfect zero for most of the time. 

See how these workers deliver care in remote villages. 

Apart from this, we are also testing 10,000 TB patients for Diabetes, and the first phase has already been started in Delhi. This implementation is an imperative tool to detect co-morbidities and impact more lives positively.

Project Report

Donation Utilization:
This quarter Operation ASHA raised $411. 

Click here to read Tuberculosis brought a near stop to young 18 year old Nisha's life if not for the timely treatment provided by Operation ASHA.

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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Operation ASHA

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.opasha.org/​
Project Leader:
Sandeep Ahuja
New Delhi, Delhi India
$68,879 raised of $99,999 goal
 
 
784 donations
$31,120 to go
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