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Name: Operation ASHA
Street 1: D - 156, First Floor, Sarita Vihar
Street 2:
City: New Delhi
Post Code: 110076
Country: India
Phone: 919310298004
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Sandeep
Last Name: Ahuja
Title: CEO

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Manisha
Last Name: Gupta
Title: Lead, Development and Program Management
Phone: +(91)8587899004

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Since starting work in 2005, Operation ASHA has established itself as a leading organization in the world in TB prevention and control. Its model has been hailed for innovations, novel use of technology, excellent results, extremely low cost, enhancement of patient convenience and elimination of barriers to treatment for disadvantaged patients. Not only that, experts from reputed organizations like Mckinsey, World Bank and academia have stated that Operation ASHA’s model is suitable not just for delivery of public health services, but all products and services viz: financial services, micro health insurance, micro accident insurance and products like solar lanterns, sanitary napkins, over the counter drugs, non-perishable food.
Within a year and a half of Operation ASHA’s founding, Ken Castro, MD, Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, CDC, USA, stated "I have seen Operation ASHA’s centers in Delhi. Their work is truly remarkable. May this serve as an inspiration to reach an even larger number of persons in need." No wonder Operation ASHA has grown from one center which enrolled six TB patients a month in one slum of 30,000 people to serve 14.8 million people in 4000 disadvantaged communities in 8 states in India and two provinces in Cambodia through 200+ centers. Most of these people are the “poorest of the poor” living of less than $1 per day according to the definition laid down by the world bank. “It is commendable and inspirational that Operation ASHA has chosen to work in such a challenging and needy environment", stated Robin Mardeusz, Health Development Officer, USAID, India.
Operation ASHA has heavily leveraged government infrastructure to achieve its goals. It always obtains medicines, diagnostics and physicians services free from the government. The value of these medicines and services has amounted to $12.2 million in the last 10 years. A policy impact toolkit published by 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) places Operation ASHA as the most powerful
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: India
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Operation ASHA signs MOU with India's Revised National Control Programme to provide treatment in urban, rural & semi urban areas. In exchange for this service, OpASHA is paid per patient cured.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Operation ASHA has focused on enhancing DOTS treatment with biometric technology. Each time a patient comes to a DOTS center, he or she scans his finger at the terminal, registering the attendance. If a patient misses a dose, a text message is sent out at the end of the day to notify the provider of the default. The provider will personally follow-up with the patient, reiterating the importance of DOTS treatment. This system efficiently focuses TB education on defaulting patients. For the first time, 100% DOTS adherence is a reality. To find out more about OpASHA's biometric program visit:

Drug-Resistant TB:
MDR- & XDR-TB are man-made problems and have develop because of drug default. Operation ASHA brings reliable biometric tracking to ensure DOTS therapy is reliably adhered to. It's treatment centers penetrate deep into slum communities and rural villages, providing a location for patients to receive DR-TB medicines under the DOTS program.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 27, 2011
Last updated: January 17, 2017