The Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) in Bangalore, India is a trust created, in part, to support activities and projects that will lead to the enhanced health and well-being of individuals and communities in India, and particularly the State of Karnataka.  In about 2003, the Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society and the University of Manitoba determined it was in their mutual interest to cause KHPT to be created as a cooperative effort.  The University and KHPT have worked together with regard to a number of public health projects.

Current projects:

LINKAGES team - Projects in Malawi, Africa Region, Democratic Republic of Congo and Caribbean Region.
The overall goal of this project is to adapt the Avahan routine programmatic Monitoring System (MIS), develop and field test necessary tools, operation manuals, data collection formats and resources in both English and French and train key partners on different components of program monitoring system.

Completed projects:

Empowering vulnerable adolescent girls to improve their access to education and health.
This project is designed to promote improved access to education and health services and skills for adolescent girls from the lower caste communities in one of the Northern Karnataka districts, Bijapur, to reduce their vulnerability to HIV.

Feasibility study to assess acceptance of a pre-exposure prophylaxis demonstration among female & transgender sex workers in Mysore and Mandya, Karnataka, India.

Scaling up HIV prevention in Karnataka & southern Maharashtra, Phase II.
The goal of the phase II project is to build upon the work in Phase I, with the goal of completing the development and implementation of an effective, results-based and sustainable model for HIV prevention among female sex workers (FSW), and men who have sex with men and transgenders (MSM-T), within the context of the government of India's NACP III.

Socio-cultural aspects of implementing HIV vaccine programs among MSM and FSWs in Asia and Africa.
This project will examine the social and cultural issues related to testing and introducing future HIV vaccines among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSWs) in communities in India, Kenya and China, which will inform the design of appropriate and acceptable vaccination clinical trials and health promotion campaigns.