Operation Asha provides last mile tuberculosis treatment in the slums of India and in Cambodia.
Operation Asha utilizes existing infrastructure such as temples and kiosks in order to establish a dense network of treatment centers which provide TB patients with their medication. The costs of USD 25 per patient are covered by the WHO. Being run at high-traffic community locations, patients have only a 10-minute walk to the nearest center. Extended opening hours allow patients to integrate the visit to the center into their daily routine and thus successfully complete the 6-month treatment.
Operation Asha has lowered the default rate of the treatments by 40-60 times, increased detection of TB patients by 80%, achieved a treatment success rate of 90% and reduced the death rate to 3%.
|# of centers India/ Cambodia||40||89||179/8||209/46||380/101||500/137|
|# of enrolled patients India/ Cambodia||3'000||5'000||6'430/250||7'922/2'228||10'000/4'545||17'000/6'165|
|# of infections prevented India/ Cambodia||32'000||60'000||77'160/1'900||95'064/26'736||120'000/54'540||204'000/73'980|