Dr. Shelly Batra, President, Operation ASHA traveled to the UK to participate in the Cambridge Global Health Commericialization & Funding Roundtable 2012.


On Thursday 19th April – Friday 20th April, 2012 The Center for Technology Management at The  University of Cambridge hosted the Global Health Commericialization & Funding Roundtable 2012. The aim of of this high-level roundtable meeting was to explore business models for entrepreneurs & the private sector to discover, develop and deliver innovations in global health (with a concentration on tuberculosis).


Dr. Shelly presented Operation ASHA’s innovative eCompliance and Community Empowerment Model at this meeting. Tremendous amount of interest was generated in OpASHA’s program. Cambridge students and faculty were fascinated by our patient-friendly approach. Doctors from NHS (National health service) & HPA (Health Protection Agency) are now keen to discuss ways and means of fighting the menace of TB in UK.


“London is the TB capital of Europe”, declares Dr. Shelly Batra, “It is a shame that parts of London have the same incidence of TB as brazil and China. The only way forward seem an absolute emphasis in ensuring integrity of DOTS & use of biometrics to prevent MDR-TB”.

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