Sunday, 4 December 2016

Nov 2016 | School Health Update

As informed earlier post, We have initiated the School Health Program for underprivileged students studying in Government schools in Karnataka State from 09.November.2016 onward.


The team has been covering government schools in and outskirt's of Bangalore, and undertaking the following activities in the month of November 2016:

  1. Health screening of students for height, weight, skin, eye, dental, speech and hearing, cardiac, oral lesions, facial deformities, and others., 
  2. Facilitating medical intervention for those shortlisted through the pre-screening
  3. Imparting awareness on health issues,adolescent health, hand-washing, ill effects of tobacco and tooth brushing techniques to the students. 
  4. Training for teachers to carry forward the work.
  5. Providing health kits
  6. Digital Capture of Data
We have covered 9 Government Schools in the November month 2016, Kindly visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums to partner/volunteer or intern. 


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/schoolhealth 

Trinity Care Foundation is a charitable/not-for-profit Trust with track record of 9+ 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 [ The National Institution for Transforming India, is the premier policy 'Think Tank' of the Government of India.] 

Contact Us to Get Started: 

email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org | tel: +91 9880396666





Thursday, 3 November 2016

School Health Program | 2016 Internship


Trinity Care Foundation calls for interns who are genuinely interested to travel, learn and work in Government Schools in Bangalore,Karnataka.

Eligibility 




The internship is open to Doctors, Dentists and Students [ Medical & Dental ] . Above all, we welcome those with curiosity to explore and humility to learn.

Location: Bangalore,Karnataka
Languages: For those interested to work, ability to converse in Kannada is an added advantage .
Duration: 15.Nov.2016  to 15.Feb.2017
Last date for application : If you know anyone who is interested please ask them to get in touch with us by writing to us, [ Email id: trinitycarefoundation@gmail.com ] or call Dr. Thomas +919880396666 or Mr. Binu +919880358888 . Certificates will be provided to those who have successfully completed the internship.

Boost yourself – If you’re still an undergraduate looking to apply for medical/dental 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, dental check-up and health education. The internship is for 3 month.

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, facial deformities, etc., 
  2. Facilitating medical intervention for those shortlisted through the pre-screening
  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 to carry forward the work.

For more details about our work, Visithttps://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

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

Connect https://www.facebook.com/schoolhealthprograms & https://twitter.com/tcfindia

Friday, 14 October 2016

Free Cleft lip palate surgery Camp || Bijapur, Karnataka

On Tuesday, 4th of October 2016, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Facial Deformities and Cleft lip palate Camp in association with National Health Mission and Government of Karnataka at the Urban Health Center in Bijapur District, Karnataka.. This medical camp aimed at identifying patients from the region with facial deformities who required surgical procedures to rectify them.



We provide treatments for underprivileged children with treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, TMJ ankylosis, facial clefts, hemangioma and vascular lesions of the face. .

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

Trinity Care Foundation is providing Free Surgeries for Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities ! We had identified 12 Children in the Bijapur Camp, 7 surgeries have been completed and other are in the treatment process.



Trinity Care Foundation conducted this Health Camp for identifying Needy and Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities in Bijapur district and Providing them Surgical Treatments Free of Cost at different hospitals in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India



Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon in 30 districts of Karnataka state. You should Partner with us to transform Smiles of Underprivileged children !

You could start off Corporate Social Responsibility/CSR initiative for your Company in association with Trinity Care Foundation ! Do Call or Write to us to partner for your CSR Initiatives,
Write to us [ Email id : support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888 |

Morehttp://trinitycarefoundation.com/csr

Review Trinity Care Foundation Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/sets/72157650717751286/ 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Preventive Healthcare : Social Responsibility (CSR) Goals

Focusing your CSR funds on Preventive Healthcare

CSR has been defined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (2000) as: “The continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic Social development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as the local community and society at large”

Preventive healthcare is an important dimension of health that needs significant attention and investment from all sections of the society. It is a national health priority and a notified area under Schedule VII of the CSR Section 135 of the Companies Act.

Preventive healthcare directly improves health, well-being and productivity of community/population, families and individuals, and promotes equity by benefiting most the disadvantaged and marginalised groups. It covers range of public health activities focused on prevention of diseases, promotion of good health and strengthening of health systems. 


Fund to be deployed in areas identified for CSR in Schedule VII of the Companies Act and aligned with provisions of Section 135 of the Act

  1. Activities implemented by not-for-profit  Trust (TCF) with track record of 9+ years in priority areas of health.
  2. 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
  3. 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.

TCF [ Trinity Care Foundation ] is making a call to you to partner, invest in and contribute to this critical constituent of India’s health, development and future well-being.

Highlights of the Fund 


  1. Focused on activities notified under Schedule VII of CSR section 135 of the Companies Act: Covers activities (across multiple category of promoting health, education, gender equality, and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially & economically backward groups) and specifically those addressing (such as) ‘promoting preventive healthcare’, ‘malnutrition’,   ‘safe drinking water’, ‘sanitation’,  ‘improving delivery of public health systems’ 
  2. To directly and indirectly improve the health of fellow citizens, especially the socially and economically marginalised groups: This will be enabled through improvement of public health programs (e.g. on malnutrition, maternal and child health, health and pollution, mental health and disability), change in health policies (e.g. promoting gender equality, tobacco control, healthy lifestyles) and strengthening public health systems access and delivery (e.g. utilizing technology and skilled human resources to better delivery of and access to services especially primary health). Several of these areas are covered under national and state health programs
  3. Implemented by TCF, a not for profit Organization with more than 9 years of track record. Working as a public private initiative, TCF is supported by the government (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) and multiple stakeholders.
  4. To support projects on scientific research and studies, implementation research, and awareness programs towards improvement of health outcomes: The CSR rules cover research and studies done in areas listed in Schedule VII of the CSR section of Companies Act

Options for contribution to the Fund

  • Contribution can be made for specific projects/programs in identified public health priority themes that can include: Women & Child Health, Nutrition, Social Determinants of Health (Water, Sanitation), Infectious Diseases, Non Communicable Diseases, Health Informatics, Health Systems & Policy, Health Communication and Mental Health & Disability. The projects can be mutually discussed

Available Tax Benefits


  1. 50% weighted deduction under Section 80G for contribution out of ‘income from business or profession’, 
  2. Registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010.

For further information or any clarification : 

Please write to [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]
Contact: 
Binu Varghese, Director- Projects (C.S.R) & Strategy 
+91 9880 35 8888

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Free Cleft lip palate surgery Camp || Ballari, Karnataka


On Monday, 29th of August 2016, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Facial Deformities and Cleft lip palate Camp in association with National Health Mission and Government of Karnataka at the government district hospital in Ballari, Karnataka.. This medical camp aimed at identifying patients from the region with facial deformities who required surgical procedures to rectify them.


We provide treatments for underprivileged children with treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, facial clefts, hemangioma and vascular lesions of the face. .
Visit : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Trinity Care Foundation is providing Free Surgeries for Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities ! We had identified 23 Children in the Ballari Camp and are in the process of treating them.



Trinity Care Foundation conducted this Health Camp for identifying Needy and Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities in Ballari district and Providing them Surgical Treatments Free of Cost at different hospitals in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.

Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon in 30 districts of Karnataka state. You should Partner with us to transform Lives of Underprivileged children !

You could also start off Corporate Social Responsibility Project for your Company in association with Trinity Care Foundation ! Do Call or Write to us to partner for your CSR Initiatives,
Write to us [ Email id : support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888 |

More – http://trinitycarefoundation.com/csr

Review Trinity Care Foundation Corporate Social Responsibility  initiatives - https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/sets/72157650717751286

Monday, 1 August 2016

Free Cleft lip palate surgery Camp || Kalaburagi


On Thursday, 28th of July 2016, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Facial Deformities and Cleft lip palate Camp in association with National Health Mission and Government of Karnataka at the government district hospital in Kalaburagi, Karnataka.. This medical camp aimed at identifying patients from the region with facial deformities who required surgical procedures to rectify them.


Trinity Care Foundation is providing Free Surgeries for Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities ! We had identified 27 Children in the Kalaburagi Camp and are in the process of treating them.

We provide treatments for underprivileged children with treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, facial clefts, hemangioma and vascular lesions of the face. .
Visit : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Facial Deformity Program || Kalburagi District

Trinity Care Foundation conducted this Health Camp for identifying Needy and Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities in Kalaburagi district and Providing them Surgical Treatments Free of Cost at different hospitals in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.

Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon in 30 districts of Karnataka state. You should Partner with us to transform Lives of Underprivileged children !

You could also start off Corporate Social Responsibility Project for your Company in association with Trinity Care Foundation ! Do Call or Write to us with your CSR Health Initiatives,
Write to us, [ Email id : support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888 |

Morehttp://trinitycarefoundation.com/csr

Review Trinity Care Foundation Corporate Social Responsibility  initiatives - https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Saturday, 9 July 2016

School Health Initiative Bangalore



Ensuring that children are healthy so that they can learn and are able to acquire healthy behaviors is essential for an effective education system. 

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.

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

For CSR partnership,
Write to – [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or 
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880 39 6666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880 35 8888 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Government School Health Program


Why School Health ?

The health of young people is strongly linked to their academic success, and the academic success of youth is strongly linked with their health.


  1. Thus, helping students stay healthy is a fundamental part of the mission of schools. After all, Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students and staff are not healthy.
  2. Health-related factors, such as hunger, chronic illness, or physical and emotional abuse can lead to poor school performance.
  3. Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure and often affect students’ school attendance, grades, test scores and ability to pay attention in class. 


Govt. school health program | CSR initiative from Trinity Care Foundation

The team will cover Government schools and Government aided schools in Karnataka State, and undertake the following activities:

  1. Pre-screening of students for height, weight, skin, eye, dental, cardiac, caries, oral lesions, facial deformities, etc.,
  2. Facilitating medical intervention for those shortlisted through the pre-screening.
  3. Impart education on health issues,adolescent health, hand-washing, ill effects of tobacco and tooth brushing techniques to the students.
  4. Undertake training for teachers and health workers to carry forward the work.
  5. Digital capture of data of each child.

Corporate social responsibility ( CSR ) Partnership 

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.

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

For CSR partnership,
Write to – [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or 
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880 39 6666 or Mr.Binu +91 9880 35 8888





Saturday, 11 June 2016

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.

Employee engagement


  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.
  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. 
Volunteering india


If you wish to volunteer some quality services to our School Health Programs & Outreach Health Programs focusing on women and children both in urban and rural areas of Karnataka, India. Please write to us at :- support[at]trinitycarefoundation[dot]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

You could Gift a Smile to a Poor Cleft Girl Child : https://lnkd.in/f88Eyqe

Trinity Care Foundation on Social Media : Facebook  | LinkedIn | Twitter  | Flickr | Instagram |

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired new dimensions in the recent years. Today, companies are proactively taking up this good hearted investment and giving a social value to all their business endeavors. We thus join hands with the corporates to help them advance their welfare initiatives to the needy families and save on their time and human resources.



Trinity Care Foundation CSR Health Programs for Underprivileged individuals are, Focus : School Health Programs | Facial Deformities Programs | Outreach Health Programs |

  • School Health Programs - The school procedures that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the health of pupils and school personnel including health services, healthful living and health education . Here's a Video about the Initiative...
                                                                   
  • Facial Deformities Programs - Providing free surgeries and treatments for the Needy ( Children and Young Adults ) with Facial Deformities. Here's a Video about the Initiative...

  • Outreach Health Programs - Medical Mission - Bringing health services directly to community members in under-served areas. Here's a Video about the Initiative...
                                                                  

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.

Trinity Care Foundation is registered as a Public Charitable Trust under the Indian Trusts Act (Reg No. : SHV-4-00745- 2007-2008) on 27-12-2007.

Registered Under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 dated on 27- 04-2009.
Registered Under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, dated on 20-04-2010.
Registered under FCRA Act, 2010 - Registration No: 094421576 dated on 09-09-2014.
Registered with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Registered with various Govt. Agencies under Government of Karnataka.

Review our CSR Projects https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

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

Trinity Care Foundation Links :-  Website | Facebook  | LinkedIn | Twitter  | FlickrInstagram |

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Clean Drinking Water


Endemic fluorosis related with the presence of fluoride in water is a public health problem in most of the Indian States. Groundwater forms a major source of drinking water in urban as well as rural areas. More than 90% of the rural population uses groundwater for domestic purposes.

Since, quality of public health depends on the quality of drinking water, therefore, an attempt has been made to collect in-depth information about the fluoride content in surface, subsurface and thermal water from a cross section of the localities from different States covering the entire India and discuss the results in the paper.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant in rural Karnataka
It is unfortunate that millions of people in India have no access to safe drinking water and consumes the water easily accessible to them without knowing the ill affects of such consumption. The fluoride content data in water belonging to nine different States which covers almost the entire country reveal an elevated concentration as high as 20 ppm which is much more higher than the permissible limits of 1.5 ppm set forth by the WHO for safe drinking water.

The probable sources of high fluoride in the water, its ill affects leading to fluorosis disease and other related health hazards, if consumed by human beings and certain necessary steps to reduce the high fluoride concentration to the level of safe consumable limits are discussed in the paper.

ILL AFFECTS OF HIGH FLUORIDE CONTENT IN WATER

Endemic fluorosis is a public health problem in India. Around 25 million people of 150 Districts are affected by this disease (Survey report – Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, 1993). Medical advice recommends the drinking water should not contain more than 1.5 ppm of fluoride (WHO, 1994). Concentration of fluoride below 1.5 ppm are helpful in prevention of tooth decay, and such level of fluoride also assists in the development of perfect bone structure in human and animals.
Legs are bent from fluorosis

However, doses of fluoride above 1.5 ppm increases the severity of tooth mottling and induces the prevalence of osteoporosis and collapsed vertebrae. The disease resulting from excessive consumption of fluoride. Fluorosis has no treatment and is considered to be deadly disease.

Symptoms of fluorosis

Dental fluorosis, which is characterized by discoloured, blackened, mottled or chalky-white teeth, is a clear indication of overexposure to fluoride during childhood when the teeth were developing.
These effects are not apparent if the teeth were already fully grown prior to the fluoride overexposure; therefore, the fact that an adult may show no signs of dental fluorosis does not necessarily mean that his or her fluoride intake is within the safety limit.

Teeth affected by dental fluorosis
Chronic intake of excessive fluoride can lead to the severe and permanent bone and joint deformations of skeletal fluorosis. Early symptoms include sporadic pain and stiffness of joints, headache, stomach-ache and muscle weakness can also be warning signs.

The next stage is osteosclerosis (hardening and calcifying of the bones), and finally the spine, major joints, muscles and nervous system are damaged.  Whether dental or skeletal, fluorosis is irreversible and no treatment exists. The only remedy is prevention, by keeping fluoride intake within safe limits.

In general, These projects reach populations who are underserved or who have limited or no access to clean drinking water. The program funds high-quality, sustainable projects that deliver clean drinking water, 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 developmental projects will make CSR contribution targeted, making them simple to execute as turnkey CSR projects. ‘Promoting healthcare and Rural Developmental Projects’ 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 Trinity Care Foundation – support@trinitycarefoundation.org  or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

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

Friday, 13 May 2016

Gift a Smile

Why Smiles ?

3-year-old Anusha was a bright girl with beautiful eyes. But to others in her village in Karnataka State, India she was an outcast and cursed because she was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that left her nose, mouth and teeth disfigured. View https://youtu.be/ycFpXsVCsY8


The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants (Impact India survey, 2002 and The Economic Times, January 2006). This means that about 35,000 children are born every year with cleft deformities (Frontline, February 2001) adding to the backlog of an estimated 1 million adults presently left untreated due to a lack of resources.

Cleft lip and Cleft palate, especially in children go way beyond the realm of medical need. Apart from causing difficulties in breathing, eating and speaking, the greatest discomfort these children face is often cruel ridicule for their appearance and at times ostracization from society. 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. The stigma attached to their deformity causes affected children, who are otherwise completely healthy, to lead incomplete, fractured lives. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children, being seen at social gatherings and some are even barred from leaving their homes.


We help children in need of surgery for treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, facial clefts, hemangioma and vascular lesions of the face. .
View: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

At Trinity Care Foundation we believe in the future of our children – charity is just one of the many avenues we use to make the joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children. Trinity Care Foundation is a Indian non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial deformities. We work in synergy with Government systems to put the smile back onto our children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

Surgery Cost varies between US$ 350 for a Cleft Surgery to US$ 3,600 for a major Craniofacial Surgery. Left untreated, it devastates lives.

Your donation helps us provide FREE surgeries to the needy and underprivileged children with cleft and facial defects in India.

Income Tax Exemption under 80(G)
Donations made to Trinity Care Foundation by India Taxpayers are exempt from tax under Section 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Bank Transfer :

From INDIA – (Kindly send local donations only to this account)
Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 30357136884
Account Type: Savings Account
IFSC Code: SBIN0009043
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: State Bank of India, Austin Town Branch, Bangalore , Karnataka, India.

From OVERSEAS – FCRA Account Details. (Kindly send foreign donations only to this account)

Account Name: Trinity Care Foundation
Account Number: 33693069117
Account Type: Savings Account
Swift Code Number : SBININBB169
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: State Bank of India, Bangalore Main Branch, 65, St. Marks Road, Bangalore – 560 001, Karnataka, India.

By Cheque/DD :

You can send a Cheque or DD (payable at Bangalore) in favour of “Trinity Care Foundation”

For partnership,

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

"Transforming Smiles of Children"


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Volunteering Opportunities for Health Professionals


Volunteering Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals (Doctor’s, Dentist’s, Surgeons, Public Health Professionals, Nurses, Health Science students, etc.,) with Trinity Care Foundation.

Location: In and around Bangalore city, Karnataka State, India.

  1. Participate in School Health Programs in Government Schools [ Medical Screening and Health Education]
  2. Contribute Medicines and First Aid Materials.
  3. Conduct Awareness talks at Schools, child health centers and colleges.
  4. Train Volunteers to conduct health awareness talks.
  5. Develop health awareness training materials. 
  6. Participate in medical screening in urban slums and rural areas.
  7. Conduct medical research and public articles. 

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 – support@trinitycarefoundation.org  or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

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

Thursday, 7 April 2016

World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

7 April 2016 - World Health Day

Background

In 2008, an estimated 347 million people in the world had diabetes and the prevalence is growing, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

In 2012, the disease was the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths, with more than 80% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries. WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, gives us the energy that we need to live. If it cannot get into the cells to be burned as energy, sugar builds up to harmful levels in the blood.


There are 2 main forms of the diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes typically make none of their own insulin and therefore require insulin injections to survive. People with type 2 diabetes, the form that comprises some 90% of cases, usually produce their own insulin, but not enough or they are unable to use it properly. People with type 2 diabetes are typically overweight and sedentary, 2 conditions that raise a person’s insulin needs.

Over time, high blood sugar can seriously compromise every major organ system in the body, causing heart attacks, strokes, nerve damage, kidney failure, blindness, impotence and infections that can lead to amputations.

World Health Day 2016: Key messages

WHO is focusing the next World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes because:

1. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries.

2. A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes.

3. Diabetes is treatable. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications. Increasing access to diagnosis, self-management education and affordable treatment are vital components of the response.

4. Efforts to prevent and treat diabetes will be important to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goal 3 target of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Many sectors of society have a role to play, including governments, employers, educators, manufacturers, civil society, private sector, the media and individuals themselves.

Goal of World Health Day 2016: Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance

The main goals of the World Health Day 2016 campaign will be to:

  1. Increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low-and middle-income countries;
  2. Trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes. These will include steps to prevent diabetes and diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes; and
  3. Launch the first Global report on diabetes, which will describe the burden and consequences of diabetes and advocate for stronger health systems to ensure improved surveillance, enhanced prevention, and more effective management of diabetes. 
Source : World Health Organization ( WHO ) http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2016/en/  | Review https://flic.kr/p/pQSGhR

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Causes of blindness and visual impairment

In spite of the progress made in surgical techniques in many countries during the last ten years, cataract (47.9%) remains the leading cause of visual impairment in all areas of the world, except for developed countries.



Other main causes of visual impairment in 2002 are glaucoma (12.3%), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (8.7%), corneal opacities (5.1%), diabetic retinopathy (4.8%), childhood blindness (3.9%), trachoma (3.6%), and onchocerciasis (0.8%). The causes of avoidable visual impairment world wide are all the above except for AMD. In the least-developed countries, and in particular Sub-Saharan Africa, the causes of avoidable blindness are primarily, cataract (50%), glaucoma (15%), corneal opacities (10%), trachoma (6.8%), childhood blindness (5.3%) and onchocerciasis (4%).

Looking at the global distribution of avoidable blindness based on the population in each of the WHO regions, we see the following: South East Asian 28%, Western Pacific 26%, African 16.6%, Eastern Mediterranean 10%, the American 9.6%, and European 9.6%.

In addition to uncorrected refractive errors, these six diseases or groups of diseases which have effective known strategies for their elimination, make up the targets of the WHO Global Initiative to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness, "VISION 2020: The Right to Sight", which aims to eliminate these causes as a public health problem by the year 2020. Cataract, onchocerciasis, and trachoma are the principal diseases for which world strategies and programmes have been developed. For glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, uncorrected refractive errors, and childhood blindness (except for xerophthalmia), the development of screening and management strategies for use at the primary care level is ongoing at WHO.

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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 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

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

Friday, 11 March 2016

Uncorrected refractive error


The Problem

Refractive errors occur when the eye is unable to properly focus images on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. These are due to myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. When refractive errors are left uncorrected or when the correction is inadequate, they can cause severe visual impairment and even blindness. Refractive errors may not be addressed for a variety of reasons, including a lack of awareness or recognition by the individual or family, limited availability or affordability of refractive services and glasses and cultural stigmas that discourage the use of glasses.


Global Impact
Uncorrected refractive error is responsible for 43 percent of global vision impairment, with 5 million people having gone blind. Half of all cases of refractive error go undetected and untreated. This lack of treatment makes uncorrected refractive error the leading cause of blindness in children and adolescents. Due to uncorrected refractive error, the more than 12 million visually-impaired children ages 5 to 15 also suffer critical setbacks in development since learning is often visually-based.

Treatment
Refractive errors can be easily corrected with glasses or other refractive interventions. Treatment is cost-effective, has a significant impact on quality of life and can prevent the problem from advancing to severe impairment or blindness.


Trinity Care Foundation Work
With funds raised from external sources and CSR Initiatives, uncorrected refractive error has become a new program area for the Foundation in Karnataka State, India

Funding Priorities:
Trinity Care Foundation will support capacity building and the development of systems for the manufacture and distribution of new glasses and target underserved school-aged children. The following are priorities for uncorrected refractive error projects:

Focus on capacity building and the development of systems for the manufacture and distribution of new glasses rather than the provision of individual eye glasses.

  • Target underserved school-aged children and other populations.
  • Remain flexible in approach to adapt to each environment.
  • Help develop comprehensive and sustainable eye care systems.
  • Use and/or collect data to identify and evaluate projects.
  • Provide high-quality eye care services.
  • Engage Corporates as advocates.
  • Projects should contain these elements:
  • Community-based early detection and referral services
  • Diagnosis and provision of glasses at eye care centers
  • Follow-up and compliance

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 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

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

Friday, 12 February 2016

Transforming Children Faces | Karnataka, India


We help underprivileged children and young adults, for treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, nose and ear conditions and other facial conditions.

Even though we’re a charity for children, we understand that parents want nothing more than to help their children in need and cannot do so due to financial restrictions.


Partnering with Trinity Care Foundation charity in India will prove to be truly rewarding and even more so for the children and families that you will positively impact with your generous donations. 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.


At Trinity Care Foundation we believe in the future of our children – charity is just one of the many avenues we use to make the joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children.

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.

You could start Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives for your Company in association with us. " Write to us - support@trinitycarefoundation.org ”
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 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888

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

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Comprehensive School Health Program

About School Health : 

The School Health Program is defined as “the school procedures that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the health of pupils and school personnel including health services healthful living and health education”. http://trinitycarefoundation.org/preventive/school-health-program

Why School Health ?

The health of young people is strongly linked to their academic success, and the academic success of youth is strongly linked with their health.


  • Thus, helping students stay healthy is a fundamental part of the mission of schools. After all, Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students and staff are not healthy.
  • Health-related factors, such as hunger, chronic illness, or physical and emotional abuse can lead to poor school performance.
  • Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure and often affect students’ school attendance, grades, test scores and ability to pay attention in class.


Process being implemented : https://flic.kr/s/aHskrUNsEq  

The team will cover Government schools and Government aided schools in Karnataka State, and undertake the following activities:
  1. Pre-screening of students for height, weight, skin, eye, dental, cardiac, caries, oral lesions, facial deformities, etc.,
  2. Facilitating medical intervention for those shortlisted through the pre-screening.
  3. Impart education on health issues,adolescent health, hand-washing, ill effects of tobacco and tooth brushing techniques to the students.
  4. Undertake training for teachers and health workers to carry forward the work.
  5. Digital capture of data of each child.
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.



Corporate social responsibility ( CSR ) Partnership 

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.

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

For CSR partnership,
Write to – support@trinitycarefoundation.org  or
Call Dr. Thomas +91 9880394959 or Mr.Binu +91 9880358888