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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Volunteering Opportunities for Professionals and Students

Volunteering Opportunities for Professionals and Students ( Not in medical profession )

Location: In and around Bengaluru city, Karnataka State, India. Period : July to March.

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  1. Assist Doctor’s during School Health Programs.
  2. Conduct Awareness Talks for School Children related Hand-washing, Adolescent Health, Nutrition information and ill effects of Tobacco.
  3. Assist TCF Team in taking the Height and weight of the School Children and Assist TCF Team in analyzing the BMI of the School Children.
  4. Assist Doctor’s and TCF Team during Health Camps in Rural Areas.
  5. Educate Individuals about Health and Hygiene using OHP. School health education india
  6. Publish Papers or Create Documentaries of the Impact Created by Health Initiatives.
  7. Write an article about the CSR Program – To be published in internal communications and for Trinity Care Foundation Website/Blog.
  8. Create Awareness about the Cause Involved on Social Media.
  9. To Document the CSR Initiative – Photographs and Videos to be taken.

If you wish to volunteer some quality services to our School Health ProgramsOutreach Health Programs focusing on women and children both in urban and rural areas of Karnataka, India. Please write to us at :- [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] to inform about your skills and volunteering preferences.

About us:

Trinity Care Foundation is a network of highly accomplished and networked public health professionals in Karnataka state, India. They aim to solve the challenges of healthcare in India by working in synergy with the government system. At Trinity Care Foundation we aim to create a more efficient and effective social impact ecosystem using preventative healthcare system.

For Volunteering,

Write to us, Email id – support@trinitycarefoundation.org  or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

Trinity Care Foundation Projects for underserved populations in India: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Types of Cleft Lip ?

What are the types of Cleft Lip?

Cleft Lip can be 1) Unilateral Cleft Lip – On one side of the nose or 2) Bilateral Cleft Lip – On both the sides of the nose.

Cleft Lip can either be 1) Complete Cleft Lip – When the split extends right up and into the nose or 2) Incomplete Cleft Lip – When the split in the upper lip does not extend up to the nose.

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What are the problems associated with Cleft Lip and Palate ?

  1. Feeding Problems  : Cannot suck effectively Milk gets into the nasal cavity and may result in choking or aspiration.
  2. Teething Problems : Missing teeth, Increased number of cavities and Malocclusion of teeth – When teeth are bunched together or on top of each other.
  3. Speech Problems : Nasal voice, May develop nodules on the vocal cord due to vocal abuse, Delayed speech and language development and Difficulty with articulation and proper pronunciation of words.
  4. Ear Infections : Most children with Cleft Lip are prone to middle ear infection.
  5. Hearing Loss : May be associated with repeated ear infection
  6. Psychological Problems : To pay the price for looking and sounding different.
  7. Social Problems: Suffer isolation and alienation

What will my child’s ‘Health Professionals Team’ comprise of?
It is important that several health professionals with different expertise are involved to assess and monitor your child’s progress as he/she grows up. The team of Health Professional for surgical correction and rehabilitation of a child with Cleft Lip will include:

  1. Pediatrician – May be the first one to examine and diagnose the problem of Cleft Lip and make appropriate referrals
  2. Dietitian – Provides guidelines on proper feeding during infancy, weight gain and preparation for Cleft Lip surgery
  3. Plastic or Reconstructive Surgeon – To perform surgical repair of Cleft Lip.
  4. Speech Pathologist – To work on the speech and language development of your child
  5. Audiologist – To monitor hearing which may be impaired due to middle ear infection
  6. Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngologist) specialist – Treats middle ear infections
  7. Oral Surgeon – Performs jaw alignment and tooth extractions
  8. Dentist and Orthodontist – Repositioning of teeth and designing of prosthetic devices like braces and bridges.
  9. Genetic Counselor – Counsels and provides information on genetic background of Cleft Lip.

Facial Deformity Program || Bidar District

Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Health Camp on 27.June.2016 at Bidar District Health Office to identify Needy and Poor Children with Facial Deformities in Bidar District and Providing them Surgical Treatments Free of Cost by Specialist Surgeons.

This initiative was in association with National Health Mission, ZP Bidar and other Karnataka Government Departments. More Photographs !!!

Prof. Dr.N. Srinath is heading this Facial Deformity initiative to Transform Smiles of Needy Children –https://www.facebook.com/facialdeformities

In a country like India, people consider children with cleft lip deformity to be bad luck and some even consider them cursed.https://lnkd.in/f88Eyqe . We work together with Government Systems to put the smile back onto our children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

To partner for corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs , write to us – support@trinitycarefoundation.org or Call/Message Dr. Thomas +91 9880 39 6666 | Mr.Binu +91 9880 35 8888
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