Operation ASHA’s work involves all kinds of innovations. Their service provider is not a doctor, but a doctor, but a community health worker, which dramatically reduces the cost of treatment. They have non-descript clinics without signs that mention TB to reduce social stigma, which make it safer, particularly for women, to seek treatment. They have also identified ways to increase treatment compliance for a disease that is traditionally difficult to treat because people don’t constantly take their medication for the necessary six to nine months. These are powerful innovation.
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