Our Impact

  • Very low default rate of less than 4% in treatment of DST TB compared to over 20% in India
  • Treatment success rate of over 85% in normal/DST TB
  • Increase of detection rate of TB patients by 50-400% within 6-18 months of starting work in any area
  • Over 75,719 patients of normal/ DST TB, 366 patients of MDR TB, two patients of XDR and one patient of XXDR/TDR have been treated
  • Nearly 900,000 persons have been tested for TB at the behest of our CHWs
  • Over 7 million screenings have been done to detect TB among millions of persons including contacts of TB patients (who are screened several times)
  • All TB patients are tested for diabetes. Those who test positive are linked with physicians and trained to manage diabetes successfully. Pre-diabetics are provided counselling.
  • 342 hemophilia patients have been detected and started on treatment
  • 24 Female TB patients were provided vocational training to prevent them from being abandoned by families
  • Jobs of 93 TB patients have been saved by providing counselling and legal advice to employers
  • Measurement of blood sugar and blood pressure and advice of their management has been provided to thousands of persons
  • 600 persons have been tested for mental health
  • 192 disadvantaged persons have been provided dignified work as CHWs.
  • Income of 124 micro-entrepreneurs in disadvantaged localities, who work as partners, has been enhanced
  • Providing motorcycle ambulance service to 2,677 patients in remote, rural Cambodia
  • Distribution of nearly 8 tonnes of non-perishable food to TB patients and their families
  • Distribution of millions of analgesic, antacids and anti-emetic tablets to TB patients to prevent side effects of TB drugs and to entire communities to camouflage our work because of the stigma associated with TB and hemophilia
  • Distribution of thousands of ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) sachets to prevent diarrhoea and consequent dehydration deaths
  • Distribution over 9,000 blankets in disadvantaged communities
  • After treatment, patients earn an additional $13,935 (Rs. 8.36 lakh) in their lifetime through reinstated productivity, on average (Annual TB Report 2013, Government of India). Thus, our treated patients have benefited by $959 million (Rs. 6,330 crores)
  • With treatment of each patient, the economy saves $12,235 (Rs 7.34 lakh) in indirect loss (Annual TB Report 2013, Government of India). So, the Indian and Cambodian economies have saved $842 million (Rs 5,557 crores)
  • Thus, Operation ASHA has generated financial benefit of $1.8 billion (Rs. 11,887 crores), providing Return on Investment of over 100 times to donors