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Importance of Preventive Healthcare

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said ‘India happens to be a very rich country inhabited by very poor people’. It is undeniable that we have come a long way since Independence, especially in terms of GDP growth and economic progress. But, we are still lagging behind in terms of nutrition and health. According to National Family Health Survey-4, nearly 40% of Indian children are stunted. Nearly half of the children are anaemic. The government of both India and Karnataka are making efforts to remedy this grave situation with programmes like the Mid Day Meal scheme, annual deworming programme, Anaemia Mukt Bharat and so on.

It also becomes the responsibility of civil society organisations to supplement the efforts of the government. This is exactly what we, at Trinity Care Foundation, are attempting to do, through our Government Preventive School Health Programme . Along with a team of doctors and paramedical workers, we deliver preventive health care to school children of semi urban and rural Karnataka, through health checkups aimed at detecting anaemia and malnutrition. We also advise medications for common ailments like worm infestations, respiratory illnesses, diarrhoea, skin infections etc., which in turn have a bearing on the nutritional status of the child. We also provide the children with an ophthalmologic examination as well as spectacles for those who have high or low power.

Health Education is also an important part of our programme to ensure that the message reaches home. This becomes especially important due to lack of health awareness among parents in these areas, superstitious beliefs compounding the problem. A paucity of facilities and awareness leads to disregard of hygiene. Several children are more disadvantaged due to their social circumstances. During on the camps, I encountered a boy of 8th standard, living in the school hostel. He had lost his father and his mother lived several kilometers away, leaving him without access to treatment for worm infestation and malnourishment. Thankfully, the school teachers were cooperative in caring for the child.

The importance of preventive health care cannot be overemphasized. Early correction of nutritional imbalances and common ailments positively affects the economic productivity and quality of life of the child as she reaches adulthood. Health education for school children can build a healthy society with a scientific temperament. Children getting exposed to the work that doctors and paramedics may encourage them to take up a career in the healthcare sector. Through our efforts, we hope to contribute to building a healthy and aware citizenry.

~ Dr. Mahima, aspiring public health professional.

If you or your company would like to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects for marginalized communities in Karnataka state, India . Write to us @ [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]

Launching Photography Contest to Support Medical Professionals

Shout out from the Fight against Covid19 Project to all Photographers, both amateur and professionals who have experienced the public health emergency in India. In the run up to this year’s World Heart Day for the Supporting Front-line Healthcare Professionals on 29th September 2020. TCF and its project partners bring you a photo contest for you to participate and win exciting prizes. Given the social distancing guidelines necessitated by COVID-19, this year’s celebration of World Heart Day shall be online and also in rural areas, we bring to you online events and contests in which you can participate from home.

World Health Day 2020 at PHC

Read on to know more about the contest guidelines and submit your entries. Contest closes on 15th of September, 12:00pm IST and the winners shall be announced on 29th Sept. 2020!

Guidelines

  1. The participant should be an Indian Citizen
  2. The photograph should be from Covid Pandemic in India
  3. There will be three categories for submission;
    • Hospitals/PHC/CHC/Fever Clinics
    • Outreach Health Programs
    • Medical Professionals and Healthcare Staff
  4. No quad copter /aerial shots are allowed (Drone)
  5. Photographs hurting the sentiments of dependent communities are not allowed
  6. The participant can only submit one photograph in each category
  7. The initial submission can be a low-resolution image. The selected participants will be asked to submit the Raw/ Hi-Res image later.
  8. The file name should be
    For example, the category applying for is PHC, the location of photograph is from Mysore, Karnataka and name of the photographer is Augustine Charles then the file name should be
  9. Winners will be announced publicly during our online [ World Heart Day event (29th September 2020) and on TCF’s social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Warranty & Indemnification

By entering the Contest, you warrant that your entry is original, that you are the sole owner and copyright holder of your entry, and that you have not granted exclusive rights to all or part of your entry to any other person or entity. You also warrant that your entry does not violate the right of privacy of any individual; does not infringe any trademark, trade name, trade secret, intellectual property right, or other common law or statutory right; nor does it contain any material that might be deemed offensive or obscene, or that otherwise violates any criminal prohibition or the personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TCF and its partners from any claims, costs and expenses that TCF may incur arising out of or in connection with your breach of the foregoing warranties.
A panel of judges from public health and communication domains will choose the winner in each category. In addition to a cash prize, all winners will be featured on TCF social media, and stand a chance to have one photograph featured in our 2021 calendar.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Ownership and copyright of all entries will be shared by the photographer and the organizers of the photo contest. By submitting an entry, the entrant grants Trinity Care Foundation (TCF) an irrevocable, perpetual, and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted entry for any purposes based on their sole discretion.
  2. These rights include, but are not limited to, the right to modify, censor, compress, edit, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted entry. Entrant agrees that TCF shall have no obligation to post, display, or otherwise make publicly available the entry, and may, in their sole discretion, remove or delete the entry from the project website, social media platform, or in other published locations.

Prize
Each category will receive three prizes (First, Second and Third),
• First Prize: Gift Vouchers INR 5000 / 15 PPE Kits
• Second Prize: Gift Vouchers INR 3000 / 10 PPE Kits
• Third Prize: Gift Vouchers INR 2000 / 5 PPE Kits

The Winners Can Donate the PPE Kits to their own choosing, will courier to your address.

Click Here to Submit your photographs for the contest ->-> https://forms.gle/Vojg4NfSTGWU9v7T9 <–

For more information on Fight Against Covid19 in Karnataka state, click here >> http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/covid19/

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Support Front-line Medical Professionals

Fight Against COVID-19

As you know a new respiratory disease called COVID-19 is spreading across the world. India has also reported cases from states and the Government is trying to contain the spread of the disease. As an important citizen, you play a major role in preventing its spread by maintaining Social Distancing, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth & practice respiratory hygiene.

The needs of the hour are working with Government Systems and our teams are supporting public health and other government officials. Your contributions will be allocated as per areas of priority and greatest need in consultation with Government officials. For more detailed information regarding our COVID-19 interventions as part of CSR Initiative, please write to our Covid19 relief team at [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]

On 27.March.2020, Trinity Care Foundation team provided N95 Masks to the Doctors and other health staff at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital – designated Government Hospital for treating COVID-19 patients. Since then supporting Front-line Medical Professionals, Daily Wage Workers and Migrant Labourers & Community Outreach Health Programs.

Trinity Care Foundation was one among the few organisations given authorization by Disaster Management Authority, Karnataka to implement community health interventions during the Pandemic in 2020-2021.

Keeping in view of the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in India, its declaration as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and, decision of the Government of India to treat this as a notified disaster, it is hereby clarified that spending of CSR funds for COVID-19 is eligible CSR activity as per the notification. The MCA said that funds spent on promotion of healthcare, including preventive healthcare and sanitation and on disaster management would be within the definition of a company’s CSR obligations. The circular clarified that the broad based items as per Schedule 7 of the CSR policy, which deals with the activities that constitute CSR activity, may be interpreted liberally for this purpose. We appeal to Companies to come forward at this hour of need to stand for our Nation. Request you to support Front-line Medical Professionals, Healthcare Workers and Marginalized communities as part of your company CSR project during this crisis.

Requirements ~

We are working with Government Hospitals/Community Health Centers/Primary Health Centers in Karnataka where the vulnerable seek healthcare services. It is essential to protect the Doctors, Nurses, Health workers and the Staff at the Hospitals/CHCs/PHCs. Daily wage earners, small business owners and self-employed persons in marginalized communities are facing the brunt of the nationwide lock-down and loss of livelihood. We are supporting them and their families through the provision of ration and basic essentials.

  • Safety of Medical Professionals & Healthcare Staff: Providing Safety Kits to Healthcare workers in Government Health Facilities in rural Karnataka. This is also necessary to ensure that the Doctors/other Health staff does not get infected or transfer the infection to others.
  • Infrastructure at Government Healthcare facilities: Providing Medical Devices at Government Health facilities, to mitigate risk of contamination as well provide treatment. We have provided Medical Services and Healthcare Services as well as hospital equipment on a case to case basis.
  • Community Health Programs: Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns and outbreak responses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID19 Outreach Program: For Daily Wage Workers and Migrant Labourers with the key objective of helping needy families so that they can at least manage food and other essential items to survive this crisis.
  • Covid19 Vaccination Program for marginalized communities.

You can donate to our COVID relief fund through any of the options shared below –

Indian Donors with a valid Permanent Account Number (PAN) can make a direct bank transfer to (Kindly send local donations only to this account)

Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 30357136884
Account Type: Savings Account
IFSC / RTGS Code: SBIN0020280
Bank and Branch: State Bank of India, Akshaya Complex, Victoria Road, Austin Town, Bengaluru , Karnataka, India – 560047.

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Foreign donors wishing to make a direct bank transfer – (Kindly send foreign donations only to this account)

Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 40012256688
Name of the Bank and Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi -110001
Branch Code: 00691
IFSC / RTGS Code: SBIN0000691
Swift Code: SBININBB104

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Donors in India

Contribute for “Fight Against COVID-19” Project, Donate an amount of your choice @ https://pages.razorpay.com/pl_H3fABA9Cpu8Xst/view

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You can support Covid Relief as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative for your Company in association with us, as per Ministry of Corporate Affairs [ Write to us @ support@trinitycarefoundation.org to connect].

For more information regarding COVID-19
For authentic information on COVID-19: Kindly visit the WHO website, the Health Ministry, Government of India website.

Sustainable CSR projects implemented in Karnataka state, India by Trinity Care Foundation can be viewed on : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

School Health Program | 2018-2019 Internship

Trinity Care Foundation calls for healthcare professionals who are genuinely interested to travel, learn and work in Government Schools in and around Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Eligibility

The internship is open to Doctors and Medical Interns . Above all, we welcome those with curiosity to explore and humility to learn.

Location: Bengaluru city, Karnataka
Languages: English, for those interested to work, ability to converse in Kannada is an added advantage .
Duration: 15.July.2018 to 28.Feb.2019
Last date for application: 15.June.2018; If you know anyone who is interested please ask them to get in touch with us by writing to us. Interested Doctors kindly send your resume to email [support@trinitycarefoundation.org] with Subject Line “SHP Doctors”. Interview for shortlisted Doctors will be held in July First week, 2018. Certificates will be provided to those who have successfully completed the internship along with a Stipend.

Boost yourself – If you’re still an graduate looking to apply for medical school, think about how far ahead of the curve you’d be after completing an medical internship! Just by putting that kind of experience on your CV or resume, you’re guaranteed to stand head-and-shoulders above nearly all other applicants.

The internship offers a rare opportunity to work hands-on in schools, learn from pubic health professionals and help those in need of medical attention. The work will focus on issues pertaining to school students and cover health check-up, eye check-up and health education. The internship is for 45 days each.

Type of work

The team will cover government schools in outskirt’s of Bangalore, and undertake the following activities:

  1. Pre-screening of students for height, weight, skin, eye, dental, cardiac, caries, oral lesions, speech and hearing, facial deformities, etc.,
  2. Facilitating medical intervention for those shortlisted through the pre-screening, partnering with existing Government health systems for a sustainable model.
  3. Impart awareness on health issues,adolescent health, hand-washing, ill effects of tobacco and tooth brushing techniques to students of government schools.
  4. Undertake training for teachers and school staff to carry forward the work.
  5. Digital capture of Data of each child.

School Health Programs in Govt. Schools, Visit https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZuw5P6 

Trinity Care Foundation is a public health organization with track record of 10+ years in priority areas of health. Registered with the Income Tax Department, Government of India under Section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs,Government of India under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010. It is also registered with the National Health Mission and NITI Aayog.

Visit to know ! https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

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Legal

Trinity Care Foundation is a Public Health Organization focusing on Craniofacial Surgeries, School Health Programs and Outreach Health Programs in India for the underprivileged sections of the Society . 

Trinity Care Foundation is a registered public charitable trust under the Indian Trusts Act (Reg No.:SHVD-4-00745-2007-2008) on 27.12.2007 We are also registered under:

  1. Under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Order No : DIT (E)BLR/12A/T-322/AABTT5300R/ITO(E)-2/Vol 2009-2010, dated April 24, 2009).
  2. Under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Order no.: DIT (E)BLR/80G/4/AABTT5300R/ITO(E)-2/Vol 2010-2011, dated April 20, 2010) with perpetual validity.
  3. The FCRA Regulations of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (Permanent Reg No.: 094421576, dated September 09, 2014) for the receipt of foreign donations.

Trinity Care Foundation operations are managed out of the Bangalore office; the management team takes the programme and operational decisions with oversight from the Board of Trustees.

Our Funds come from multiple sources, including individuals who provide support through annual fundraising events and through direct donations as well as CSR funding from institutions and corporates.

Trinity Care Foundation is also registered with the following due diligence and compliance networks:

  1. Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  2. YourCause – United Way

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Foreign currency funding received: Apr.2015 – March.2016

Foreign currency funding received: Apr.2016 – March.2017

Government of Karnataka and Trinity Care Foundation sign MOU to provide free surgeries to children born with clefts

Trinity Care Foundation (TCF) – a Public Health Organization and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), Ministry of Health, Karnataka have signed an MoU on November 11, 2016 to partner to reach out to children with clefts.

Free Cleft lip surgery india

Free Cleft lip surgery India

Under the partnership, Child Health officials from 6 districts of Ramanagara, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru and Chitradurga in Karnataka will direct children born with facial deformities to Trinity Care Foundation partner hospitals in Bengaluru. Prof. Dr. N. Srinath, Oral & Faciomaxillary surgeon of Trinity Care Foundation will be heading the Project. Trinity Care Foundation will also take responsibility of post-operative care to the children.
Since 2007, Trinity Care Foundation has been focusing on child health in Karnataka alone. The partnership looks at intensifying outreach so that more underprivileged children born with clefts can benefit from the free surgeries and get a chance to lead a normal life. The surgeries will be provided by Trinity Care Foundation center at Mallige Medical center, Bangalore.

RBSK 2016 TCF

The MoU was signed by Dr. P Saroja, Project Director – (NHM), Karnataka and Dr. Tony Verghese Thomas ( Trustee ) Trinity Care Foundation in the presence of Dr. Arif Baig , Dr. Gowda and Mr. Binu Varghese (Director) Trinity Care Foundation were also present during the same.

While signing the MoU, Mr. Binu Varghese (Director) Trinity Care Foundation said “We are humbled by the partnership for the second year with RBSK in Karnataka. With the support received last year from the RBSK Teams and Health Department at the grassroot level, will enable Trinity Care Foundation to reach out to every child born with cleft lip and cleft palate in 6 districts of Karnataka State.”
Dr. P Saroja, Project Director- (NHM), Government of Karnataka said ‘We are glad to enter into a partnership with Trinity Care Foundation, for the 2nd year with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and provide free cleft surgeries through Trinity Care Foundation in Karnataka.

If you would like to create impact with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives. Write to us – ” support@trinitycarefoundation.org ” . Every little life you affect is a smile won and worn on the face of a beautiful child with a future filled with many more.

About Trinity Care Foundation;

Trinity Care Foundation (TCF) is a Public Health Organization focused on enhancing the Public Health Programs effectiveness, strengthening the Community Health Programs by reaching out to the socially and economically underprivileged sections of the society both in rural and urban India. Currently, TCF focus areas are : ( School Health Program, Outreach Health Program and Facial Deformities Surgeries ) in Karnataka State, India.

Website http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/freecleftpalatelipsurgery/

Activities implemented by TCF with track record of 9+ years in priority areas of health.Contributions to TCF eligible for inclusion under CSR spend as per the Companies Act AND eligible for 50% deduction under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010. It is also registered with the National Health Mission and NITI Aayog.

Projects : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Cleft Info: The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants born . In a country like India where a large portion of the rural population still believes in superstitions, people consider children with cleft lip deformity to be bad luck and some even consider them cursed. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children and even barred from leaving their homes. The project will help cleft children to go to school with confidence and self-esteem after their surgeries and treatments. The children will have less chances of getting bullied and traumatized. The families of these children will have confidence to bring up their Cleft children.

Free Cleft lip palate surgery Camp || Koppal, Karnataka

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Sight test and glasses could dramatically improve the lives of 150 million people with poor vision

A simple sight test and eyeglasses or contact lenses could make a dramatic difference to the lives of more than 150 million people who are suffering from poor vision. Children fail at school, adults are unable to work and families are pushed into poverty as a result of uncorrected visual impairment.

school eye screening

ON 12 October 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new global estimates which, for the first time, reveal that 153 million people around the world have uncorrected refractive errors (more commonly known as near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed, measured and corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, yet millions of people in low and middle income countries do not have access to these basic services.

Refractive errors bangalore schools

Without appropriate optical correction, millions of children are losing educational opportunities and adults are excluded from productive working lives, with severe economic and social consequences. Individuals and families are frequently pushed into a cycle of deepening poverty because of their inability to see well. At least 13 million children (age 5 to 15) and 45 million working-age adults (age 16 to 49) are affected globally. Fully 90% of all people with uncorrected refractive errors live in low and middle income countries.

“These results reveal the enormity of the problem,” said Dr Catherine Le Galès-Camus, WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. “This common form of visual impairment can no longer be ignored as a target for urgent action.”

Correction of refractive errors is a simple and cost-effective intervention in eye care,” said Dr Serge Resnikoff, Coordinator of WHO’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management unit. “Now that we know the extent of the problem of uncorrected refractive errors, especially in low and middle income countries, we must re-double our efforts to ensure that every person who needs help is able to receive it.”

Source http://www.who.int/blindness/causes/en/

Corporate Social Responsibility eye care

Corporate Social Responsibility eye care

Refractive errors occur when the eye is not able to correctly focus images on the retina. The result is blurred vision, which is sometimes so severe that it creates functional blindness for affected individuals.

The three most common refractive errors are:

  1. Myopia (nearsightedness) – this is difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly.
  2. Hyperopia also known as Hypermetropia (farsightedness) – this is difficulty is seeing close objects clearly.
  3. Astigmatism – This is distorted vision resulting from an irregularly curved cornea.

In general, These projects reach populations who are underserved or who have limited or no access to eye health care services. The program funds high-quality, sustainable projects that deliver eye care services, develop infrastructure, train personnel and/or provide rehabilitation and education in underserved communities.
You could start Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives for your Company in association with us. Such healthcare projects will make CSR contribution targeted, making them simple to execute as turnkey CSR projects. ‘Promoting healthcare’ is an area identified under schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 that is eligible to receive CSR funding either directly or through an implementing agency that has a track record.

For CSR partnership,
Write to – support@trinitycarefoundation.org or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

Trinity Care Foundation executed CSR Projects : http://trinitycarefoundation.com/csr & https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

World No Tobacco Day 2012 !

Trinity Care Foundation organized a program on June 15th 2012 on the World No Tobacco Day Theme 2012 “Tobacco Industry Interference”.

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Program intended to create awareness among the people about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption highlighting the ill health effects of smoking to both smokers and non-smokers. An Oral Screening with Health Education on the evils of tobacco was given to the patients and their attendants. Patients were given education about the risk factors associated with tobacco consumption and smoking.
The Program focused on :
1. Health Education – ill effects of Tobacco
2. Oral Screening – Diagnosis and Referral to M.R Ambedkar Dental College for Further Treatment
3. Dental Treatment – Minor Treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit

The Health Team from Government of Karnataka Health Department, Trinity Care Foundation and M.R Ambedkar Dental College were present in the KSRTC Bus Stand Kanakapura Town, Ramanagara District, Karnataka, India for providing Health Services to the General Public.World No Tobacco Day 2012

World No Tobacco Day 2012 will educate policy-makers and the general public about the tobacco industry’s nefarious and harmful tactics. Tobacco industry interference is the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day.

The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts. The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.

Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. Each year, the global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people. It is on a track to kill more than 8 million people by 2030, by which time approximately 80% of the deaths would occur in low and middle income countries.

A tobacco ban on tobacco marketing can substantially reduce tobacco consumption and consequently tobacco related deaths and disease. We have to look into the causes of tobacco usage and think of new strategies to curb it, said Dr. Umashankar G K, Trinity Care Foundation.

Many patients were diagnosed with oral dental pre-malignant condition and lesions like oral sub-mucous fibrosis, leukoplakia, tobacco quid lesion, smokers palate. Complete oral was done and many patients received treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit stationed at the Bus Stand.

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Trinity Care Foundation executed Projects : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums


 

Only half the Sate kids with Cleft issues get timely help

Like other low-and-middle-income countries, India lacks reliable documentation of birth anomalies and thus, accurate estimates of the burden of cleft lip and palate are few – Bangalore Mirror, 20 July 2016.

Free Cleft lip palate surgery India

 

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