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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: Mr
First Name: H L
Last Name: Mohan
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +918040400200(212)

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: K
Last Name: Karthikeyan
Title: Thematic Lead - Tuberculosis
Phone: +918040400200

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: BNG(U) G.N.S.R No. IX-150/03-04 dated 07-Jul-2003 in Bangalore
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
We (KHPT) are a not for profit entity that spearheads focused initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in India. In 2003, KHPT was founded with a single mission to reduce the prevalence of HIV in Karnataka’s high priority pockets. The initiative’s success made it a scalable model at national and global levels and KHPT became a learning site for innovative approaches.
The unique DNA of our programs is a combination of evidence generation, grassroots community connect and government relationship. With these strengths, we learned and reflected on our decade long experience leading us to look beyond HIV to four other thematic areas. KHPT currently works on TB, HIV-AIDS, MNCH, adolescent health and comprehensive primary health care. Our bold social ambition to achieve population-level health impact through a systems change approach. With a team of 400+ individuals, we act as a catalyst driving action to empower and promote the health of the most vulnerable communities, both directly and through strong partnerships across the country. We work tirelessly to ensure that India achieves the SDG goal III, good health and wellbeing of communities.
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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: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
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:
MBPH: KHPT and Population Services International (PSI) implemented the MBPH TB Care and Control project (January 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012) in 13 districts of Karnataka. The primary outcomes included, a ‘Social Franchising model’ of 499 private sector providers including allopath, non-allopath and chemists who adopted DOTS referral, diagnosis and treatment policies; and a high intensity community outreach model in which the ‘Urban Slum’ population were mobilized to substantially reduce gaps in knowledge, access to TB services and adherence to treatment. The overall TB case detection increased significantly during the period of implementation, as evidenced by records from the then RNTCP.
SHOPS: KHPT also implemented the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Tuberculosis (SHOPS TB project (April 2013-March 2015) as a comprehensive PPIA (Private Provider Interface Agency) across 12 districts, 42 towns, reaching 1.1 million urban slum population in Karnataka. This project funded by USAID and implemented with ABT Associates Inc., demonstrated models to increase TB detection; and the potential to identify a significant proportion of the ‘missing’ TB patients through private health care provider engagement. Innovations included sputum collection, transportation and telephone based care-line.
Mitra : A TB Careline providing telephonic support to TB patients in the private sector was started in 2014 during the USAID funded Strengthening Health Outcomes though the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project. It has been continued under Indegene CSR since January 2016 with 5 counsellors. Careline is designed to provide counselling and information services which (a) improve treatment adherence and (b) prevent and screen for spread of disease. Patients are linked to the TB Careline by private facilities initiating TB patients on treatment or by the public health system TB notification platform or by the patients / caregivers themselves. 5 Trained counselors manage the TB Careline through outbound and inbound calls. The counsellors respond to missed calls; offer information, counselling and referral services to patients on one hand, as well as provide regular, contextual feedback to providers and to the system.
THALI: Tuberculosis health Action Learning Initiative (THALI), a patient-centric family-focused TB prevention and care initiative that aims to facilitate vulnerable populations’ access to quality TB services from health care providers of the patient’s choice. The four-year (2016-2020) project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). THALI was implemented by Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), in partnership with TB Alert India (TBAI), in the metropolitan cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, and covered 24 districts in Andhra Pradesh (AP), Telangana and Karnataka.
THALI covered a total population of 16 million in the three states. Innovative models developed under THALI include the Differentiated Care Model, which addresses the need for risk based prioritized patient support, in a short span of time differentiated care model resulted in improved successful treatment outcomes from 79% to 81%; Patient Support Groups, which enable a patient friendly environment in health facilities and create peer support for treatment adherence, 81% of DMCs in THALI project districts in Karnataka, conducted patient support group meetings and identified & trained 140 TB champions; and Community Structure Engagement, which builds a strong sense of ownership of TB control in the community through established local organizations. All the engaged community structures in THALI project referred presumptive TB patients with a positivity rate of 9%, which is much higher than some of the routine passive case finding approaches.

JEET: Joint Efforts to Eliminate TB- a Private sector engagement project is being implemented by KHPT in city of Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban since 2018 as a sub recipient to FIND under GFATM. Using a Hub- Spoke model, project aims to increase TB detection; and to identify a significant proportion of the ‘missing’ TB patients through private health care provider engagement; and provide treatment adherence support to patients on private sector treatment.

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)


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: September 8, 2020