KHPT is a not-for-profit charitable entity that spearheads focused initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in India. In 2003, KHPT was founded with a mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities and our journey started with the focus on reducing the prevalence of HIV in Karnataka, specifically among most at-risk populations. These interventions were evidence-driven, systematically planned, rigorously implemented, and monitored. We succeeded in scaling impact well beyond Karnataka and KHPT became a learning site for innovative approaches. We work primarily in the fields of Maternal, Neonatal & Child health (MNCH), Tuberculosis (TB), Adolescent Health (AH), and Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC).
KHPT has been awarded, USAID funded project, titled as” Breaking the Barriers – Community engagement to accelerate TB elimination efforts in India through sustained behaviour change” (March 2020 to March 2024). This project aims to develop and scale, effective behaviour change operational models that improve coverage of vulnerable populations, such as urban poor, tribal communities, migrants, mining/industrial workers, for increased case detection, notification, improved successful treatment outcomes in DS TB, TB HIV, DR TB. The project will implement patient centric approaches, and propose to engage with community structures for sustainable behaviour change towards the prevention of TB, case detection and successful treatment outcomes. The project will embed digital technology within the intervention framework for effective and scalable behaviour change interventions among patients and families and will also evaluate social network, positive deviance, design thinking and nudge.