Tuberculosis is a scourge—a person dies of TB in the world every 20 seconds.Tuberculosis depletes its victims physically, economically and can make them outcasts in their families and communities. In Cambodia, Ripple Effect Images Aid partner Operation ASHA (@operationasha) empowers women healthcare workers who carry life saving medications, by motor scooter and boat, door to door, hand to hand—in villages all over the country. Here, Channy Chak braves muddy roads on her mission for Operation ASHA.
In exciting news, Operation ASHA has just expanded to its its last minute delivery system designed to to beat TB to the newest district of Himachal Pradesh in India. This new region will bring the total population served by Operation ASHA, for TB, to 5 million in India, and over 10 million worldwide. Operation ASHA's incredible impact continues to ripple forward.
Thanks to a generous grant from @Sony facilitated by @thephotosociety, @RippleEffectImages team members Lynn Johnson (@ljohnphoto) and Melanie Burford (@melburford) were able to document the program, providing Operation ASHA with a film and photography showing the profound effectiveness of their initiatives.
Photo by @ljohnphoto | @rippleeffectimages
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