On visiting a TB treatment center of Operation ASHA, I was fascinated: If this model could be rolled out everywhere where there is TB, we could stop multi-drug-resistant TB and save so many lives! 

What Operation ASHA does is literally to deliver the elusive “last mile” in service delivery. The mile that lies in between well-intended government programs and results on the ground. And they do it with relentless focus and incredible efficiency. What if we could develop Operations ASHA for other problems as well? 90% efficiency and 19 times cheaper? It would be incredible!

For those of you who don’t know, ASHA means hope. Hope for millions of TB patients. But to me it can be even more: hope for millions of others who need services, all over the world. Our last miles must become cheaper and more efficient. ASHA’s results in applying the science of delivery give rise to real hope that this can happen.” – By Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank, India

“You have indeed created something close to a miracle, and you deserve huge credit for your imagination and your ability to make something very hard actually happen. My congratulations.” – Harold Richman, Founding Director, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago

“OpASHA’s cost for treating each patient in India is approximately 19 times lower than the nearest other provider.”

Joan Yao, of LGT Venture Philanthropy

“It sounds like ASHA is the template that should be followed in India…. I wish you great success with the new treatment centers. India is blessed to have you.” – Marylin Diamond, Trustee, Chicago Council of Global Affairs

“Operation ASHA’s work is truly remarkable. May this serve as an inspiration for other non-profits.” – Ken Castro, Assistant Surgeon General, CDC, USA

“I have never seen an organization so impressively and conscientiously leverage every dollar to such impact.” – Paul Breloff, Vice President, SKS Microfinance, India

“Operation ASHA is changing the world. It is truly an inspiring program.” – Bev Logan, Volunteer, Portland, USA

“Operation ASHA’s greatest strength is their ability to work with all levels of stakeholders, both government and non-profit.” – Scott Kennedy, Director, TB, Prajnopaya Foundation

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