“The age and sex distribution of TB patients treated by Operation ASHA differed from that of TB patients in India nationally. These differences reflect Operation ASHA’s aim to reach patients who otherwise may never receive care.” The article goes on to say that “Operation ASHA works with highly vulnerable patients”.
The paper was published in the journal Public Health Action. Authors included Dr. Marc Lipman (TB Advisor to NHS, England) and others. Full paper can be read here.