Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) was set up as a partnership between Karnataka State AIDS prevention Society (KSAPS) and the University of Manitoba, Canada in the year 2003. KHPT focuses on supporting and implementing initiatives related to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
KSAPS is the state government body implementing Karnataka’s AIDS control programme under the National AIDS Control organization (NACO). The University of Manitoba is a Canadian University with a successful track record of implementing HIV and AIDS prevention and control programmes in India and in many other countries.
KHPT works towards reducing the risk and vulnerability to HIV among high risk groups and building an enabling environment for HIV prevention work. It also engages in generating awareness on issues concerning HIV/AIDS among general population and has built mechanisms to improve the availability and access to treatment, care and support services for those affected and infected by HIV.
Programme location :
KHPT works in 30 districts of Karnataka, 28 districts of Maharashtra-and was previously working in five districts of Andhra Pradesh – Prakasam, Krishna, East Godavari, West Godavari and Guntur and in Rajasthan