Cost of Treating TB

Treating one patient costs OpASHA just $80. We work closely with India’s government program, the National Tuberculosis Program (RNTCP), and receive an estimated $115 of donated tuberculosis medicines, hospital care, and diagnostic services from the government. OpASHA spends the majority of the remaining $80 on salaries and program expenses for the providers and community partners. The RNTCP also awards a grant for providing TB treatment and other TB services particularly in slum areas. The grant typically is received two years after a center was opened and fully covers our ongoing operating costs (i.e., $80 per patient). That way, our centers are fully sustainable in India and require no additional future funding. On average, each center serves about 40 patients at a time.

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