Saturday, 7 October 2017

School Oral Health Program in Bangalore


Last year 2016-17, as part of Trinity Care Foundation - School Health Project, we provided oral health education, Dental check-ups, referral services and oral health kits to 12,600 plus underprivileged government students in Karnataka state, India.. This year the journey started in August 2017 and due to exams and holidays, will again start on 2.Nov.2017 onward.



If you love to partner, volunteer or support this public health dentistry initiative,  To Connect with us, ✍️ to [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] ✍️

View the program photographs on Trinity Care Foundation Flickr Profile !


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School oral Health Program Bangalore

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 healthcare focus areas are : ( School Health Program, Outreach Health Program and Facial Deformities Surgeries ) in Karnataka State, India.
Website http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/schoolhealth

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.

Contact Us :

email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org
tel: +91 9880396666 or +91 9880358888

Meet us : #328, Akash Deep, 2nd Floor, Indiranagar 1st Stage,
CMH Road,Bangalore 560 038, Karnataka, India.
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

School Oral Health Program by Trinity Care Foundation

Last year 2016-17, As part of School Health Project Trinity Care Foundation provided Oral health education, Dental Check-ups, referral services and oral health kits to 12,600 plus government students in Karnataka state, India.. This year the journey starts in the last week of August 2017..
Public Health Dentistry project for underserved children πŸ˜‡


 If you would love to partner, volunteer or support in this initiative,  ✍️Write to us – [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]  ✍️ http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/schoolhealth ||
More : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums πŸ‘“

Some of the project photographs on Trinity Care Foundation Instagram Profile...






If you would like to volunteer or support this public health dentistry initiative,  ✍️Write to us – [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] at the earliest..

Contact us for implementing healthcare initiatives. Impact :

email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org | tel: +91 9880396666 or +91 9880358888

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tobacco – a threat to development

Tobacco – a threat to development

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development."

About the campaign


  • It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens.
  • It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis. 


Goals of the World No Tobacco Day 2017 campaign

  1. Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development.
  2. Encourage countries to include tobacco control in their national responses to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
  3. Support Member States and civil society to combat tobacco industry interference in political processes, in turn leading to stronger national tobacco control action.
  4. Encourage broader public and partner participation in national, regional and global efforts to develop and implement development strategies and plans and achieve goals that prioritize action on tobacco control.
  5. Demonstrate how individuals can contribute to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world, either by committing to never taking up tobacco products, or by quitting the habit.

Tobacco control supports health and development

WHO is calling on countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of their responses to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

All countries benefit from successfully controlling the tobacco epidemic, above all by protecting their citizens from the harms of tobacco use and reducing its economic toll on national economies. The aim of the Sustainable Development Agenda, and its 17 global goals, is to ensure that "no one is left behind."

Tobacco control has been enshrined in the Sustainable Development Agenda. It is seen as one of the most effective means to help achieve SDG target 3.4 of a one-third reduction globally, by 2030, of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancers and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease. Strengthening implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco in all countries is an additional target to be met by governments developing national sustainable development responses.

Controlling tobacco helps achieve other global goals

In addition to saving lives and reducing health inequalities, comprehensive tobacco control contains the adverse environmental impact of tobacco growing, manufacturing, trade and consumption.

Tobacco control can break the cycle of poverty, contribute to ending hunger, promote sustainable agriculture and economic growth, and combat climate change. Increasing taxes on tobacco products can also be used to finance universal health coverage and other development programs of the government.

It is not only governments who can step up tobacco control efforts: people can contribute on an individual level to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world. People can commit to never take up tobacco products. Those who do use tobacco can quit the habit, or seek help in doing so, which will in turn protect their health as well as people exposed to second-hand smoke, including children, other family members and friends. Money not spent on tobacco can be, in turn, used for other essential uses, including the purchase of healthy food, healthcare and education.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Why the need for oral health awareness campaigns

Need for oral health awareness campaigns : 

  • Oral diseases affect 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay (dental caries) impacting almost half of the world’s population (44%), making it the most prevalent NCD.
  • Globally, between 60–90% of schoolchildren and nearly 100% adults have tooth decay, often leading to pain and discomfort.

  • Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35–44 years) adults. 
  • Severe periodontitis and untreated tooth decay in the primary teeth (milk teeth or baby teeth) are among the top 10 most prevalent of all conditions. Combined, these conditions affect 20% of the global population
School Oral Health Project

  • Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 years have no natural teeth, a burden expected to increase in the light of ageing populations
  • Oral disease is associated with significant pain and anxiety, as well as disfigurement, acute and chronic infections, eating and sleep disruption, and can result in an impaired quality of life. In developing countries, this is exacerbated due to the lack of pain control and treatment not being readily available
  • Oral conditions are the fourth most expensive to treat. In the United States alone, US$110 billion are spent yearly on oral healthcare. In the European Union, annual spending on oral healthcare was estimated at €79 billion in the years 2008-2012, which is more than the money invested in the care of cancer or respiratory diseases
  • Oral health is essential to maintaining general health and well-being 
About Trinity Care Foundation;

Trinity Care Foundation is a charitable 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.]



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Monday, 6 February 2017

Priority eye diseases : Refractive errors and low vision

Refractive errors and low vision



Definition
Refractive errors include myopia (short-sightedness), and hyperopia (long-sightedness) with or without astigmatism (when the eye can sharply image a straight line lying only in one meridian).

For low vision, the following two definitions are in use:
• (WHO) Low vision is visual acuity less than 6/18 and equal to or better than 3/60 in the better eye with best correction.
• (Low Vision Services or Care) a person with low vision is one who has impairment of visual functioning even after treatment and/or standard refractive correction, and has a visual acuity of less than 6/18 to light perception, or a visual field less than 10 degrees from the point of fixation, but who uses, or is potentially able to use, vision for the planning and/or execution of a task for which vision is essential.




Magnitude
Recent studies have confirmed the existence of a large burden of uncorrected refractive errors, although the interventions required are significantly cost effective, and have an important impact on economic development and quality of life. Severe refractive errors have been estimated to account for about 5 million blind people. According to the most recent data available to WHO, there are an estimated 124 million people in the world with low vision. About a fourth of these would benefit from low vision services.

Prevention and treatment
Refractive errors can be rectified with appropriate optical correction while people with low vision may be helped with low vision devices

Source : World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office

About Trinity Care Foundation;

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.]

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