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