Operation ASHA has generated Financial benefit of $4,818 Million (Rs 33,602 crores), providing Social Return on Investment of over 100 times to donors; details are given in the last few bullet points of next page
Treatment of 200,030 patients of normal/ DS TB, 908 patients of MDR TB, 10 patients of XDR TB and 1 patient of XXDR TB
Treatment success rate of over 85% for DS TB
Loss to follow up of less than 4%, in treatment of DS TB, many times lower that comparable programs elsewhere in the world
Substantial increase of detection rate of DS TB by 50-400% within 6-18 months of starting work in a new area
Sensitization and screening of nearly 8.0 million families, including contacts of TB patients for symptoms of TB
Of the above, nearly 1.14 million persons were tested for TB
Collection and transport of over 250,000 samples from primary health centers etc to diagnostic labs
Testing of all TB patients for HIV and diabetets. Those who test positive are linked with VCTC centers/ physicians and trained to manage co-morbidity successfully
Nearly 370 disadvantaged persons have been provided dignified work as CHWs and over 5,200 village volunteers have been trained on detection and treatment of TB
Income of over 200 micro-entrepreneurs in disadvantaged localities, who work as our partners, has been enhanced
342 hemophilia patients have been detected and started on treatment.
24 female TB patients were provided vocational training to prevent them from being abandoned by their families
Jobs of 93 TB patients have been saved by providing counselling and legal advice to employers
600 TB patients have been tested for mental health in an effort to find linkages between the two conditions
Distribution of nearly nine tons of non-perishable food to TB patients and their families so the patients could complete treatment
Provision of motorcycle ambulance service to 8,157 patients in remote rural Cambodia.
Distribution of hundreds of thousands of analgesic, antacids and anti-emetic tablets to TB patients to prevent side effects of TB drugs and to entire communities to camouflage our work and ward-off stigma
Our last mile delivery model eliminates out of pocket expenses of patients, who otherwise spend $563 per patient. Thus, patients treated so far have saved $113 million (Rs 778 crores) in out of pocket expenses.
After treatment, patients earn an additional $13,935 (Rs 10.99 Lakh) in their lifetime through reinstated productivity, on average. Thus our treated patients have benefited by $2,507 million (Rs 17,478 crores)
With treatment of each patient, the economy saves $12,235 (Rs 9.65 lakh) in indirect loss. So, the Indian and Cambodian economies have saved $903 million (Rs 5,734 crores)
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