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Karuna Trust

Bangalore, India

Karuna Trust was awarded $615,000 between 2009 and 2014, including 2 grants in Population & Reproductive Health.


2014 • 3 years, 3 months • Population & Reproductive Health

Primary healthcare has been most neglected area in public healthcare delivery system in India and poor quality of services results in unsatisfactory reproductive, maternal, and newborn health outcomes. With previous MacArthur support, Karuna Trust - a NGO based in Bangalore has partnered with seven state governments through a model of Public-Private-Partnership to enable 86 primary health centers (PHCs) operating in remote, rural areas to provide antenatal, delivery, and essential obstetric services. However, the quality of care still requires substantial improvement. The grant works with 60 PHCs in four states with high delivery caseloads to improve quality of care standards through provider training, strengthening management systems, and the application of mHealth and telemedicine solutions.


2009 • 4 years • Population & Reproductive Health

To scale up a public-private partnership model of delivering maternal and reproductive health services in India (over three years).

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