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* Before Operation ASHA, patients traveled approximately 8 kilometers, paid $0.40 and required four to six hours during their days in order to obtain tuberculosis treatment. Now, patients walk less than 10 minutes from their homes to obtain treatment. In urban slums in India and Cambodia, Operation ASHA is serving a population of 3.5 million that previously had no access or only minimal access to tuberculosis treatment.
* The tuberculosis detection rate in areas served by Operation ASHA has increased by 95% over the four years that Operation ASHA has been working in these areas.
* The default rate has seen a thirty-fold decrease in the areas where Operation ASHA is working, reaching 2.75%, as compared with the 60% default rate that was previously in place.
* The death rate for tuberculosis patients in South Delhi, where Operation ASHA is working, has decreased from 6% of patients in treatment to 2% of patients in treatment.
* Operation ASHA has achieved a cure rate of 91%, which exceeds the goals set by India’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program by six percentage points.
* Under the Operation ASHA’s model (where the treatment per patient-approximately $30- equals the total sum granted by the government), every treatment center is financially self-sustainable after two years.
* Operation ASHA has developed a model in which the cost of providing complete tuberculosis treatment to a patient is $30, as compared with the cost of $300 among other NGOs.
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