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Name: Karnataka Health Promotion Trust
Street 1: # 1-4, 5th floor, IT Park, Rajajinagar Industrial Area
Street 2: Rajajinagar
City: Bangalore
Province: Karnataka
Post Code: 560044
Country: India
Phone: +91-80-40400200
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Reynold
Last Name: Washington
Title: Director & Managing Trustee
Phone: +918040400200(206)

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Srinath
Last Name: Maddur
Title: Director & Trustee
Phone: +918040400200(208)

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
The Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) was formed in 2003 as a collaboration between the University of Manitoba and the Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society. KHPT has been implementing HIV prevention, care and support programs in Karnataka, Rajasthan, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Evidence-based programming,community involvement and engagement with Government have been hallmarks of our programs.
Beginning in 2003, the first 5-year phase of the Avahan grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) reached 60,000 female sex workers (FSW) and 22,000 men who have sex with men and transgender (MSM-T) across 18 districts in Karnataka and 3 in southern Maharashtra. This prevention program is now in its second phase (2008-13) with a clear transition plan to the Government sponsored KSAPS.
The USAID supported Samastha project (2006-11) is an integrated prevention, treatment, care and support project in 15 districts in Karnataka and 5 in coastal AP. This project has reached 18,000 rural female sex workers, more than 250,000 high-risk men and women in rural areas, more than 45,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) including 8,000 children living with or affected by HIV. Outreach is through a rural link worker scheme and partnerships with district level networks of positive people and non-government organisations. The project works in close collaboration with and provides technical assistance (TA) to support scale up at the state level through KSAPS, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Revised National TB Control Program. Academic partnerships are with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), St John's Medical College and others.
As a sub-recipient to National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) under the GFATM-6 funded Spruha project (2008-onwards), KHPT expanded HIV care through 70 community care centres (CCC) in Karnataka and Maharashtra and through the NACO- GFATM7 (2009 onwards) funded Sampoorna project KHPT expanded its rural programs across 8 more distric
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: India
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Advocacy using an evidence based approach, best-practice documentation, abstracts submission, support to development of reports at the State level for the implementation of the Intensified TB-HIV program and and proposal writing for externally funded grants.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Sri Lanka


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Introduced intensive case finding within HIV prevention programs among female sex workers, men who have sex with men and people living with HIV.
Developed a facilitator's module for training private practitioners on the Revised National TB Control Program in India.
Provided support to the State for the expansion of the TB-HIV intensified program resulting in a huge scale up resulting in the state becoming one of the best performing in the country with more than 85% coverage of newly detected TB patients for HIV testing and and increase from 6 to 9% of those reporting for HIV testing being cross referred for TB.
Also developed training modules and a clinical mentorship model based on the WHO IMAI modules to enhance quality of clinical care in Care and Support Centres for HIV and AIDS.
Best practice document on the TB-HIV scale up in Karnataka,

Completed a study using a simulated patient approach to determine TB-HIV related practice among general practitioner. Abstract presented at the ISSTDR 2009 and report completed. Paper is being prepared for submission.


Declaration of interests:
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Application date: April 27, 2010
Last updated: July 22, 2013