Operation Asha focused on Tuberculosis treatment as India has one fourth of the world's cases and 2 million new cases a year, even though it is curable. Multi the emerging man-made epidemic, which occurs because of missing doses. Patients miss doses for so many reasons; a) because of denial, b) fear of losing jobs, c) fear of losing their place in the homes, d) or simply not knowing where to go and who to turn to if the appear. Years of experience in treating patients from urban slums helped the president of the NGO to understand the patients' background and psyche. Another reason for choosing Tuberculosis was that it is one of the United Nation's Millenn therefore a lot of infrastructure (diagnostics), physicians' consultation, medicines are provided free of cost from the World Health Organisation and the government.