Our Unique DNA

Evidence Based Programs

Applying scientific knowledge to design and implement programs

Grassroots Community Connect

Keeping vulnerable communities at the centre of all programs

Government Partnerships

Forging strong partnerships to achieve health targets

Apply scientific knowledge to design and implement programs

Keeping vulnerable communities at the centre of all programs

Forging strong partnerships to achieve health targets

Our Focus

Our Role

Innovation & Ideation
Technical Support
Knowledge Translation

Our Role

Innovation & Ideation
Technical Support
Knowledge Translation

Intent Meets Impact

530800

most at risk populations and people living with HIV covered under all projects on HIV/AIDS

252000

pregnant women and new mothers reached by projects for improving MNCH

17000

adolescents, parents and community leaders reached by projects working on adolescent empowerment

552000

TB patients identified and provided care and support services to successfully complete treatment

80000

Individuals screened of which nearly 15,000 were confirmed cases of diabetes and hypertension

Community Speaks

“My husband had TB three times and died. He never took treatment properly; he would throw his medication in the gutter. I lost a valuable person. After getting TB, people think their life is over; they get depressed and stop eating. I can tell them that even though I have HIV, I have never got TB because I look after myself ”

Mehrunnissa

Secretary of the Navjyoti Network for Persons Living with HIV in Koppal.

“ The ASHA told me that even fathers can give KMC (Kangaroo Mother Care) to low birth weight babies. I then decided to support my wife and started giving KMC to my baby. It brought me and my baby together!”

Nagaraj, Koppal district

I knew KMC means ‘keeping the low birth weight baby covered and keeping the baby next to the mother’. In 2016, I received exclusive training on KMC and there I learnt that KMC is much beyond this and how it benefits both mother and baby and also the practical sessions on KMC. Now I confidently speak about KMC and promote KMC in the community. –

Lakkavva (Name changed), ASHA, Kustagi taluk.

“Earlier, we were keeping TB patients away separately from the living area because of fear but now (after interacting with community health workers), we came to know that we are doing wrong. TB is a curable disease. If the person takes medicines regularly, there is no need to keep him separately.”

Ratnamma

President of Sri Sai Mahila Sangh, a Self-help Group partnering with KHPT in Koppal district.

“I am motivated to work with the community as I feel one among them. They treat me with the utmost respect and dignity. I work in slums where people live in poverty and I feel good when I can enlighten them through knowledge and help patients get cured of TB,”

Padmavathi

A community health worker who worked with KHPT in Bengaluru during the THALI project.

Our Milestones

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2003

In 2003, KHPT was founded with a single mission to reduce the prevalence of HIV in Karnataka, specifically among vulnerable communities.

2010

Karnataka adopts Cash Transfer system instituted by KHPT for children affected by AIDS

2011

70% of the state HIV interventions transitioned to community-based organizations of sex workers built by KHPT

2013

Intensive penetration of programs results in the reversal of the HIV epidemic in Karnataka

MNCH learnings from Karnataka transitioned and scaled up in Uttar Pradesh

2014

Two randomized control trials with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine highlight adolescent vulnerability to HIV and intimate partner violence among sex workers

2015

Our work results in an 11-point reduction in Neonatal Mortality  and Infant Mortality in eight North Karnataka districts

HIV learnings enhance HIV programs of several African, Caribbean and South East Asian countries

Karnataka appoints high-level committee to develop a vulnerability reduction program for female sex workers based on our advocacy

2016

Our woman-centred empowerment model to improve nutrition levels within disadvantaged households becomes a national learning initiative

2018

Karnataka scales Kangaroo Mother Care Model piloted by KHPT in Koppal district

2019

Government of India chooses KHPT as technical lead to conduct national vulnerability mapping exercise for adolescents

Central TB Division identifies KHPT as national technical partner for developing communication tools

2020

Innovations in community engagement and patient care for TB chosen for scale up in four states through a USAID grant

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News and Updates

November 20, 2020

Experiences of CPHC team in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic featured in Learning Community article published by Medtronic Foundation in Stanford Social Innovation Review

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October 23, 2020

KHPT partners with Central TB Division and USAID to host panel at Union World Conference on Lung Health on 23 October

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November 4, 2020

Webinar on: Inequalities Within Our Cities: Expert Conversations on Urban Poor, Health & TB

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November 4, 2020

In-between Home & Destination: Expert Conversations on Migrants, Health & TB: A Webinar

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