Project #6656

Treating 3500 Poor TB Patients in India & Cambodia

by Operation ASHA
Mar 23, 2011

Treating 1361 Poor Tuberculosis Patients in India

Boxes of TB medication
Boxes of TB medication

Performance Snapshot

Number of centers operating: 22 (including 2 mobile centers)

Total number of patients at centers: 360

Total new patients enrolled in the period 1st Feb 2011- 15th March 2011: 72

Total patients who have completed treatment and/or cured: 25

Total number of health workers trained: 4

Total number of Home Visits: 1300

Total number of individuals made aware: 7800

Impact till date

Following is the list of tangible impact made by OpASHA


  1. 225,000 Disadvantaged slum-dwellers educated about TB, and the stigma attached to TB reduced.
  2. 360 TB patients are under treatment and 78 patients have been cured since November 2010. Treated persons regain strength and can resume normal lives.
  3. Spread of infection to 5256 persons prevented.
  4. 425 painkillers, 450 antiemmetic tablets, 750 iron tablets, 425 calcium tablets, 175 sachets of ORS, and 50 blankets were distributed, helping thousands of patients and their families.

II. LIVELIHOOD GENERATION: 13 persons from the slums have been employed by OpASHA, 7 full-time and 6 part-time. It may be mentioned here that 80% of OpASHA’s expenses generate livelihood in the slums.


  1. 360 adult patients are receiving TB treatment. TB treatment reinstates the productivity of the patients. Each patient earns an additional Rs. 6,000 per year after treatment for her lifetime (Government of India). This is equivalent to an annuity of Rs. 75,000 a huge amount for people earning Rs. 50 a day or less.
  2. For 5256 infections prevented, OpASHA has saved the Indian economy Rs. 78 million providing indirect benefits to millions of slum-dwellers.
  3. OpASHA delivers Social Return on Investment of 11718%. For each Rupee donated to OpASHA, society gains benefits worth Rs. 117. This indirectly helps improve the lives of millions of slum-dwellers.

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.

Thank you.

Note: All the photographs above are (c) Kieran Oudshoorn

Patient taking medicine
Patient taking medicine
Area where OpASHA works
Area where OpASHA works
A beneficiary family
A beneficiary family
Mother with child
Mother with child



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Organization Information

Operation ASHA

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Sandeep Ahuja
New Delhi, Delhi India
$75,132 raised of $99,999 goal
810 donations
$24,867 to go
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