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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 ]

Volunteer to create Value

Volunteering is a vital part of the Trinity care foundation. It roots in our core belief that all individuals have a unique ability to bring lasting change in society. The volunteering emphasizes more in providing awareness about health, give treatment for below poverty line people. Volunteers can work in prevention programs to support the communities affected by the Covid pandemic. If you are devoid of work due to the pandemic, spend your valuable time volunteering. It gives a positive impression on you while applying for a job among other competitive applicants. Level your career to greater heights by volunteering, especially when facing a recession to find a job for your qualification. Casting an idea for upcoming healthcare projects shows your dynamism with our organization.

VOLUNTEER IN SCHOOL HEALTH NUTRITION PROGRAM
One of the many volunteer works in Trinity care foundation includes the School Health Program. Are you passionate about upbringing an awareness about health for school children? Then propel your cause along with us.
● Detecting BMI in school-age children is more effective, the onset of pediatric overweight can be prevented. These programs decrease the prevalence of health risk among school-age children and have a positive outcome in academic performance.
● Renew your creativity level by participating in active programs like health awareness talks among school children. Teach the children about the importance of physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet to prevent obesity.
● As a volunteer, you need a multidimensional approach for educating the children about healthy diet and nutrition, to improve cognitive behaviour. Teach the children about the role of food, diet chart and healthy snacks by engaging them in some fun activities and stories. Involve the children to draw their favourite fruit and vegetable and present the picture to their friends. It makes the children more interested to eat healthy foods at home.
● Diseases like stroke, heart disease, cancer occur in adolescent age due to unhealthy lifestyle. Nutrition education is necessary for children to adapt to a healthy and productive lifestyle. It includes listing the food from food groups, ill effects of packed foods, handling the food safely, benefits of calorie intake.
● School children are more vulnerable to diarrhoea due to intestinal worm infection. Teach the children about maintaining the hygiene by proper handwashing habits. You can perform a skit to make children understand easily. It builds a good rapport with children.
● Sugary food consumption like sweets, biscuits, chocolates, soft drinks increases the cavities. Children with caries avoid smiling due to the unpleasant appearance of their teeth. Toothache is the major problem for missing the classes at school. The difficulty in chewing and biting decreases their food intake. Educate the children about the frequency of sugary foods intake, use of fluoride toothpaste to prevent caries.

School Health Program - Health Education

IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH TALKS IN A COMMUNITY
● Sharing the information at a community level makes most of the individuals actively participate.
● The discussion reaches many people at the same time. Volunteers require less time for preparing health talks.
● Many people below the poverty line, lack the confidence to convey their health issues to healthcare providers. Educating the community in the local language creates a bond with the people easily. Also, it is easy to understand the health problems of the locals and convey the messages accordingly.
● Many women are restrained from achieving due to the exposure to communicable and non-communicable diseases. Improving the health of a woman expands the well-being of her family, creating a rise in economic status. As a volunteer, you can motivate people about the importance of health.

Health Camp Venue | Trinity Care Foundation

MEDICAL SCREENING
Many minority groups are at increased risk of getting ill due to unaffordable access to health. If left untreated, the possibilities of mortality are more in this Covid situation. Trinity care foundation’s preventative healthcare is for the people who cannot afford doctor fees and treatment procedures.
● As a medical professional you can volunteer to take preventive measures and conduct premedical screening to reduce the worsening of symptoms and premature death.
● The protocols are strictly followed by Trinity care foundation while managing the suspected and confirmed cases of COVID -19 during the health camps to lower the probability of infection.
● Volunteers and doctors receive guidance and equipments to reduce COVID exposure.
● Understand the medical preference of an individual and involve them in the decisions of their health. This approach is more ‘patient-centered’ and reduces health negligence among marginalized community.
● If you are a future doctor, you gain experience from grounds before medical college by understanding the needs of a community with broader training. Persistent efforts in diagnosing a disease assure you an improvement in your own skills and interests.

Oracle Volunteers during Program

Never hesitate to inform Trinity care foundation, if you are interested in a volunteering position. We won’t know unless you take an initiative. If you wish to volunteer with us in Karnataka, India. kindly click this link and fill the application form -> https://forms.gle/s9MNy6ppfyFsNbJH6

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.

School Health BMI

  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.

Free cleft lip surgery Bangalore

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
Click on below links to know more about us Health Initiatives :

Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums
Twitter – https://twitter.com/tcfindia

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