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  1. Operation ASHA has generated Financial benefit of $302 Million (Rs. 1920 crores), thus providing Social Return on Investment of over 100 times to donors; details are given in a few bullet points at the end of next page
    1. Treatment of 14,691 patients of normal/ DS TB, 45 patients of MDR TB and 4 patients of XDR TB. THIS FIGUERE IS FOR 2017
    2. Apart from the above, detection of 540 DS TB patients, of which 512 were sputum positive, through Active Case Finding in a highly remote mountainous area among nearly one million population, and their linkage with the National TB Program for treatment
  2. Treatment success rate of over 85% for DS TB
  3. Loss to follow up of less than 5% in treatment of DS TB, many times lower than comparable programs anywhere in the world
  4. Substantial increase of detection rate by 50-400% within 6-18 months of starting work in an area

  1. Sensitization and screening of nearly 620,000 families, including contacts of TB patients for symptoms of TB
  2. Of the above, 39,405 persons were tested for TB
  3. Collection and transport of 12008 samples from primary health centers to Government diagnostic labs
  4. Collection and transport of 1926 samples from Government labs to Gen-Xpert sites
  5. Testing of all TB patients for HIV and diabetes. Those who test positive are linked with VCTC centers/ physicians and trained to manage co-morbidity successfully
  6. 203 disadvantaged persons have been provided dignified work as CHWs
  7. Income of 46 micro-entrepreneurs in disadvantaged localities, who work as our partners, has been substantially improved
  8. Provision of motorcycle ambulance service to 1896 patients in remote rural Cambodia
  9. Distribution of nearly one ton of non-perishable food to TB patients and their families so the patients can complete treatment
  10. Distribution of tens of thousands of analgesic, antacid and anti-emetic tablets to TB patients to prevent side effects of drugs and others to camouflage TB work and ameliorate stigma
  11. Elimination of catastrophic expenses for patients and families, because all services, including collection of sputum samples, are provided at the doorstep
  12. Our last mile delivery model eliminates out of pocket expenses for patients, who otherwise spend $563 per patient (INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS, 2009, 13(10):1281-1287). Thus, patients treated this year have saved $8 million (Rs. 52.5 crores) in out of pocket expenses
  13. After treatment, patients earn an additional $13,935 (Rs. 8.85 Lakh) in their lifetime through reinstated productivity, on average (Annual TB report 2013, Government of India). Thus our treated patients have been benefited by $161 million (Rs. 1022 crores) this year
  14. With treatment of each patient, the economy saves $12,235 (Rs. 7.77 lakh) in indirect costs (Annual TB Report, 2013, Government of India). So, the various countries have saved $141 million (Rs. 898 crores) this year
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