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A number of research papers, presentations and studies have documented the efficiency and efficacy of the Karuna Trust model. Below is a partial list that catalogues the more important ones.

Annual Reports

  • Annual Report 2012-13  ► Download
    • Annexure Statewise Report of Primary Health Centers 2012-13 –Download
  • Annual Report 2010-11  Download
  • Annual Report 2011-12- Download
    • Annexure -State wise Report of Primary Health Center –Download
  • Annual Plan-2012-2013-Download


  • Total Management Of Essential RCH and Primary Health care through Public Private Partnership-Five year’s project completion report -2006-2011Download
  • Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Varalaxmi V, Prashanth NS, Sudarshan H, Beverley-Ann B, Jim B & Arun Shet. (2009) A community based field research project investigating anemia amongst young children living in rural Karnataka, India: a cross sectional study. BMC Public Health. 9:59 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-59 ► Download
  • Ghanashyam B. (2008) Can public-private partnerships improve health in India? The Lancet, 372(9642), p.878-879 ► Download
  • Karuna Trust (2008) PPP in primary health care in Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh. Presentation from the website of NIHFW ► PDF
  • Sudarshan H. (2008) Presentation at the Multi-Dimensional Workshop on Public Private Partnership, Health Insurance, Quality Management, Data Triangulation and Financial Management in Health NRHM, MoHFW, Govt. of India ► Download
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai (2008) Case study of Karuna Trust Manasa Project Download
  • Sudarshan H. (2007) Choosing Health: An Opportunity for India – Presentation, Centre for Global Health Research ► Download
  • Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (2006) Case study of Karuna Trust PPP Download
  • Ralf Radermacher, Olga van Putten-Rademaker, Verena Müller, Natasha Wig & David Dror (2005) Karuna Trust, Karnataka, India. Good and Bad Practices: Case Study No. 19, CGAP Working Group on Microinsurance.
  • Devadasan, N. (2004) Community Health Insurance – Karuna Trust In: A compilation of Community Health Insurance Schemes in India, FWWB. ► Download
  • Sudarshan H. PPP in Primary Eye Care – Presentation LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
  • Karuna Trust Health Sector Reforms in India: Initiatives from nine states WHO India website
  • Govt. of Karnataka Report of the Task Force on Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka.


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