Articles by Dr. Shelly Batra
From Operating Rooms to Dust Tracks, Part 2: How Operation ASHA moved beyond rhetoric to action
After serving Delhi’s slum dwellers for more than a decade with free surgeries, Dr. Shelly Batra realized her work wasn’t sustainable. That’s when she and Sandeep Ahuja decided to start an organization focused on only one health problem in India: TB.
- Education, Health Care, Social Enterprise
From Operating Rooms to Dust Tracks, Part 1: How a doctor found the ‘invisible poor,’ then founded an organization to help them
Dr. Shelly Batra had it all, including a job at a plush corporate hospital with the best equipment. But when she gathered her courage one day and entered a New Delhi slum, her life changed forever. She ended up returning to the slum time after time to treat the sick, and eventually that led to her "dream job" at Operation ASHA.
- Education, Health Care