Shelly Batra

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Name: Shelly Batra
Organization: Operation ASHA
Website: http://www.opasha.org/
Title: President & Co-Founder
Bio:
Shelly is a renowned Senior Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeon, and a best-selling Penguin author, in Delhi. Since 1991, Shelly has been working tirelessly for slum dwellers in Delhi, by providing not only free consultations and counseling, but also operating on sick patients free of charge and organizing a team of specialists to help her in this. She has also been involved with the Free Patient Department of Batra Hospital and Medical Research Center which is run for the benefit of poor patients. Shelly has worked pro-bono for dissemination of medical information with many television stations and newspapers and written two books for Penguin Publishers. She previously taught public health at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, and has lectured at major Ivy League universities. Her warm personality and sincerity are cited by many. With her medical background she brings the experience necessary for running a health NGO. She is skilled at donor relations and fundraising, and representing OpASHA. She has an excellent reputation in the medical community and has undertaken several pro-bono projects. Dr. Batra has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, including the Exemplary Contribution Award for selfless work for the underserved, given by the Indian Medical Association. She holds an M.D. from King George’s Medical College, India.

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Jan 14, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Health care, Information & communication technology

OpASHA is India's largest NGO in TB treatment, serving 4+ million people with little access to basic healthcare. By supporting gov't infrastructure, tapping into local resources, and ensuring treatment compliance via low-cost technology, OpASHA has mastered a new way of delivering health services.

Jun 19, 2013 / 1 Comments / in Health care, Poverty alleviation, Sustainability

Tuberculosis and malnutrition are closely related. Malnutrition lowers immunity and contributes to poor development. Operation ASHA proposes intervening at the source by ensuring mothers and children are properly nourished through our eCompliance system and an innovative model.

Operation ASHA is dedicated to bringing Tuberculosis treatment and health services to the heart of India’s urban slums and villages. We serve more than 6 million individuals in over 3,000 slums & villages in India & Cambodia. We are empowering local communities to make treatment accessible and available at a convenient time and place, so no one has to miss work and wages in order to get medicines.

Mar 16, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Health care

Operation ASHA is dedicated to bringing tuberculosis treatment and health services to the heart of India’s urban slums and villages. We serve more than 6 million individuals in over 3,000 slums & villages in India & Cambodia. We are empowering local communities to make treatment accessible and available at a convenient time and place, so no one has to miss work and wages in order to get medicines. We are also using eCompliance biometric technology. We plan to help other organizations that are fighting TB to adopt our methods and technology.

OpASHA provides a low-cost, efficient and accessible distribution network for TB and other health services deep in disadvantaged areas.

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