• How it All Began

    We began our journey in 2003 as a Lead Partner for Programme Implementation with the Government of Karnataka to scale up targeted HIV prevention, care and support programmes across the state. Our interventions were evidence driven, systematically planned and rigorously implemented and monitored. These later became scalable models for national programmes and emerged as learning sites for innovative approaches.

  • Growth and Learning along the Way

    We learned and reflected on our decade long experience. It inspired us to look beyond HIV focused programmes to understand and address the underlying determinants, health and wellbeing of other marginalised communities. Today, our work involves

    • enhancing maternal, neonatal and chiLd health
    • controlling urban Tuberculosis
    • reducing malnutrition
    • empowering adolescent girls
    • addressing violence against women
    • improving the quality of Life of orphan and vulnerable children
    • strengthening community institutions

    We reached thousands of Lives and created a legacy of robust community-owned institutions and a network of strong implementing partners.

  • Our Capabilities

    We design, implement and evaluate evidence-based programmes. Our expertise includes strategic planning, large-scale programme implementation and management, epidemic appraisals, policy anaLysis, monitoring and evaluation and operations research. Learnings from our work have informed and continue to feed into state and national policies. We partner effectively with community institutions, government and the private sector to achieve specific, measurable outcomes in all our work.

    We have been part of several global and nationaL consortia and continue to collaborate with new ones.

    • Sub-recipient implementing intervention Samvedana Plus under the DFID funded, What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women consortium from 2015 to 2017
    • Prime recipient for the USAID/Orphan and Vulnerable ChiLdren SociaL Protection project impLemented, across 20 districts, in Maharashtra, Karnataka, TamiL Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh from 2014 to 2017
    • Sub-recipient implementing intervention research projects Samata and Samvedana Plus for the DFID funded, STRIVE consortium from 2013 to 2017
    • Sub-recipient implementing 41 care and support centres in Karnataka under the India HIV/AIDS Alliance Global fund Vihaan project from 2013 to 2016
    • Prime recipient for implementation of the SHOPS TB urban control model across 12 districts in Karnataka from 2014 to 2015
      State Lead Agency implementing the India HIV/AIDS Avahan HIV prevention initiative across 18 districts in Karnataka and three districts in southern Maharashtra from 2003 to 2013
    • Sub-recipient to KSAPS and MSACS for implementing the ‘Link Workers Scheme’ in eight districts in Karnataka and all districts in Maharashtra until 2013
    • Prime recipient for implementation of Samvedana, the prevention of violence against women in sex work programme funded by UNTF from 2012 to 2013
    • Prime implementing partner for the USAID funded Samastha project implemented across 15 districts in Karnataka and five districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh from 2007 to 2012
    • Sub-recipient to NACO for implementation of Community Care Centres in Karnataka and Maharashtra under the Global Fund Round 6 from 2007 to 2012
    • Prime recipient for the project on capacity building of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees funded by National Health Mission and Karnataka Health Systems Reform and Development Project from April 2010 to March 2012