Thursday, November 17, 2011

Outreach Health Program at Beerasandra Village

Community HealthProgram at Beerasandra Village, Karnataka,India.



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The Details of the Community Health Program are:

Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2011.
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Location: Government Primary School, Beerasandra Village, Devanahalli Taluk, Karnataka, India

Info:

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Public Health Programs
Medical Check-up for 120 Students (1st Standard to 7th Standard), Teachers and Parents. Medicines will be distributed along with Dental Treatments ( Scaling, Filling and Extractions).

Medical team consists of Physician, Pediatrician, Gynecologist and Ophthalmologist. 
Dental Team consists of Public Health Dentists along with a Mobile Dental Unit which has 2 high tech dental chairs.


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Public Health Dentistry



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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tobacco and Heart Diseases ?



                          Tobacco and Heart Diseases 
  • Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smokers are 2–4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers.
  • Cigarette smoking approximately doubles a person's risk for stroke.

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Health Education
  • Cigarette smoking causes reduced circulation by narrowing the blood vessels (arteries). People who smoke have a much greater risk of developing peripheral vascular disease than nonsmokers.
  • Smoking causes abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults.
  • Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their heart disease risk by 25–30% and their lung cancer risk by 20–30%.
  • Breathing secondhand smoke has immediate harmful effects on the cardiovascular system that can increase the risk of heart attack. People who already have heart disease are at especially high risk.


Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Deformities, School Health and Outreach Programs in Karnataka, India.We requires your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools and Colleges in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. 
Kindly Contact us.. Email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org  


Friday, September 9, 2011

Warn about the Dangers of Tobacco


One of six cost-effective actions endorsed by who to reduce tobacco’s deadly toll .


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Passive Smoking
Tobacco is a deadly, addictive product. The extreme addictiveness of tobacco and the full range of health dangers are not fully understood or appreciated by the public.

WHO framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC)
FCTC

Article 11 of the FCTC requires parties to use large, clear health warnings that should cover 50 percent of the principle display areas. The article also requires parties to implement effective measures to ensure that tobacco product packaging and labeling do not promote a tobacco product by any means that are false, misleading, deceptive, or likely to create an erroneous impression about its characteristic, health effects, hazards, or emissions.These include terms such as “light,” “low tar,” and “ultra-light.”

Tobacco Free Kids


Key Messages

• Tobacco is deadly and addictive.
• To ensure that the public is fully informed of tobacco’s harms and to counter the seductive images of tobacco portrayed by the tobacco industry, it is essential to:  
» Place health warnings on all tobacco product packaging. Tobacco pack warnings should be clear, include graphic pictures of tobacco’s harms and cover at least half of all outer product covering.  
» Launch tobacco control media campaigns and other counter advertising activities. Media campaigns must be hard hitting, sustained over significant amounts of time and effectively counter the tobacco  industry’s marketing and promotional tactics.  
• Terms such as “light” and “low” are misleading and deceptive. Such products do not reduce risk.

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The case for warning about the dangers of tobacco   

• In Brazil, after the introduction of new picture warnings, 73% of smokers approved of them, 54% had changed their opinion on  the health consequences of smoking and 67 % said the new warnings 
made them want to quit.
• Pack-a-day smokers are potentially exposed to the warnings over 7,000 times per year.
• Pictorial warnings are overwhelmingly supported by the public.  
• Hard hitting, intensive media campaigns using graphic images inform the public, reduce tobacco use, and increase quit attempts and cessation rates.

Sources:

  1. http://tobaccofreecenter.org/files/pdfs/en/MPOWER2009_warning_en.pdf
  2. http://www.facebook.com/notes/trinity-care-foundation/bidis-an-overview/206543949409063 
  3. http://www.facebook.com/trinitycarefoundation 
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bidis - Tobacco

The Indian market of smoking tobacco is dominated by bidis (also known as beedis and biris) which actually consists of  shredded tobacco, hand rolled in a tendu leaf secured with a colorful string at one end. Bidi are usually smoked by men, but produced mainly by women and young children who roll them in their homes. Bidis outsell cigarettes by a ratio of eight to one (8:1) in India. 


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Bidi smoking kills :


  • Bidi smoking has been shown to increase the risk of chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and respiratory diseases.
  • A study in Bangalore found that smokers of 10 or more bidis per day were over 4 times more likely to have a heart attack than nonsmokers.
  • Studies in India show that bidi smokers have 5 – 6 times greater risk of lung cancer than nonsmokers  as well as high risks of oral cancer. 
  • A study in Tamil Nadu demonstrates that about half (47%) of deaths of rural men from tuberculosis (TB) are caused by bidi smoking.
  • A study in Mumbai reported death rates to be 64% higher among bidi smokers compared to non-tobacco users. Even among smokers of less than 5 bidis a day, the death rates were 42% higher.
  • Bidi smoke delivers more tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine than western-style cigarettes, and therefore Bidis are more or equally harmful as cigarettes. 


Bidi rolling forces the poor to remain in perennial poverty: 

  • The minimum wage fixed by state governments for rolling 1000 bidis varies from Rs. 29.0 in Tripura to Rs. 64.8 in Gujarat. 
  • After continuous exposure to tobacco, the skin on the fingertips begins to thin and they become inefficient in rolling bidis at about the age of 45. Many are forced to resort to begging when they can no longer work. 
Tobacco cultivation and bidi-rolling cause serious occupational hazards to the workers and their families:
  • Studies show that those working in tobacco harvesting have evidence of nicotine in their urine. Exposure to nicotine facilitates addiction.
  • Bidi rollers experience exacerbation of tuberculosis, asthma, anaemia, giddiness, postural and eye problems, and gynecological difficulties. 
  • When bidis are stored in the house, food spoils quicker and family members experience nausea and headaches. 
Women and children share the greatest burden of bidi production:
  • Nearly 225,000 children are engaged in bidi making. 
  • Women constitute 76 – 95% of total employment in bidi manufacturing. 
  • Female bidi rollers report verbal and physical abuse based on gender and caste differences.


Source:     

  1. http://tobaccofreecenter.org/ 
  2. http://www.facebook.com/trinitycarefoundation
  3. http://www.trinitycarefoundation.org/            

Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial SurgeriesSchool Health and Outreach Health Programs in Karnataka, India.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Toll of Tobacco in India ...

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Youth Smoking 

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Tobacco related Diseases 
  • There are almost 275 million tobacco users in India.        
  • Over one-third of adults (age 15+) use some form of tobacco (35 percent), including almost half of men (48 percent) and 20 percent of women. 
  • Among youth (age 13-15), 4 percent smoke cigarettes and almost 12 percent use other types of tobacco products.
  • Bidis comprise 48 percent of the tobacco market, chewing tobacco 38 percent and cigarettes 14 percent. 
  •  Bidis comprise 48 percent of the tobacco market, chewing tobacco 38 percent and cigarettes 14 percent. 


                              Health Consequences       


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Tobacco Related Diseases 

  • About 1 million Indians die from tobacco-related diseases each year in India.
  • Among youth (age 13-15), 27 percent are exposed to secondhand smoke at home and 40 percent are exposed to secondhand smoke in public places.         

Source :  


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Public Health Dentistry


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Dental screening - CSR

Oral health concerns everyone. Almost everyone you know has had at least one oral disease, such as gum 
disease, infection or cancer at some point in his or her life. 

Dental public health is the science of preventing and controlling oral diseases and promoting oral health through organized community efforts. The field of dental public health primarily focuses on the community rather than the individual.


 Dental public health professionals work to promote oral health through education; research; dental epidemiology (prevention and control of a dental disease); policy, program, and service development and implementation. Dental public health professionals work with a variety of public and private professionals to create and implement oral health programs. 

For example, professionals in public health dentistry might work to ensure adequate fluoridation of a community’s water supply, develop a dental program for low-income or vulnerable populations such as the homeless and people with HIV , or educate children on the importance of proper dental care.

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Dental treatments - CSR 


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work..

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Spread of Germs
How Germs Spread ? 
Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu and colds usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.Spread of Germs..
  • How to Help Stop the Spread of Germs
Take care to:    
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick and check with a health care provider when needed
  • Practice other good health habits.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean your hands often
When available, wash your hands -- with soap and warm water -- then rub your hands vigorously together and scrub all surfaces. Wash for 15 to 20 seconds. It is the soap combined with the scrubbing action that helps dislodge and remove germs.
When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores. If using a gel, rub the gel in your hands until they are dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in the gel kills germs that cause colds and the flu.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs can live for a long time (some can live for 2 hours or more) on surfaces like doorknobs, desks, and tables.  Stay home when you are sick and check with a health care provider when needed.
When you are sick or have flu symptoms, stay home, get plenty of rest, and check with a health care provider as needed. Your employer may need a doctor’s note for an excused absence. Remember: Keeping your distance from others may protect them from getting sick. Common symptoms of the flu include:
  • fever (usually high)
  • headache
  • extreme tiredness
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle aches, and
  • nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, (much more common among children than adults).
Public Health Organization ( Trinity Care Foundation) involved in Schools and Rural Areas in Karnataka, India. We require your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools and Colleges in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. Kindly Contact us.. Email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org   

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

School Health Program


School Health Program

Health Program by Trinity Care Foundation
School Health Program
                                                       Health Program, a photo by Trinity Care Foundation on Flickr.
School Health Program conducted by Trinity Care Foundation, http://www.trinitycarefoundation.org/ on Doctor's Day ( July 1st , 2011)


Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Deformities, School Health and Outreach Programs in Karnataka, India. We require your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools and Colleges in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tobacco's Deadly Seduction :- Women!





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Awareness about ill effects of Tobacco

Tobacco's Deadly Seduction :- Women!

Tobacco use among women is rising. Without governments taking action to reduce smoking, the worldwide women's smoking rate is expected to rise to 20 percent by 2025 from a rate of 9.3 percent 2007.
  • Increases in tobacco use are the result of changes in the role and economic status of women as economies grow, as well as changes in social and cultural factors as nations modernize.
  • However, the direct, aggressive marketing of tobacco targeted to women is the driving factor in increased tobacco use by women seen around the world.
  • The tobacco industry targets women and girls with aggressive and seductive advertising that exploits ideas of independence, emancipation, sex appeal, slimness, glamour and beauty. Tobacco companies design products to specifically appeal to women, such as flavored cigarettes and fashionable packaging.
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  • Even in countries where tobacco use by women is low, women are disproportionately exposed to secondhand smoke in the home and workplaces. Of all deaths attributable to secondhand smoke, 64 percent occur among women.
  • Effective policies must be adopted to reduce tobacco use among women and protect women from secondhand smoke.
  • By curtailing tobacco marketing, adopting strong health pack warnings, increasing the price of tobacco products, expanding protection against secondhand smoke and carrying out effective public education campaigns, the predicted epidemic of tobacco-related illness and death among women around the world will be prevented.

Trinity Care Foundation requires your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. 
Kindly Contact us.. Email : support@trinitycarefoundation.org

Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization, Trinity Care Foundation  involved in Public Health Programs in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Diabetes Program



Diabetes Program:

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Health Screening 

Our goal is to help with the care and treatment of diabetes including diagnosing the symptoms. Being able to diagnose quickly is very important. We also aim to give the most useful information we can find, with as much help as possible..


Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Deformities, School Health and Outreach Programs in Karnataka, India.

Trinity Care Foundation requires your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. Kindly Contact us..

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Health effects of smoking among young people !

Trinity Care Foundation is an Organization involved in School Health , Public Health Dentistry Programs , Rural Health Camps and other Public Health Programs.

■Among young people, the short-term health consequences of smoking include respiratory and non respiratory effects, addiction to nicotine, and the associated risk of other drug use. Long-term health consequences of youth smoking are reinforced by the fact that most young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke throughout adulthood.(1) Cigarette smokers have a lower level of lung function than those persons who have never smoked.(1) Smoking reduces the rate of lung growth.(1)

■In adults, cigarette smoking causes heart disease and stroke. Studies have shown that early signs of these diseases can be found in adolescents who smoke.(1)

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Tobacco Awareness Programs in Colleges by Trinity Care Foundation , Website Link

■Smoking hurts young people's physical fitness in terms of both performance and endurance—even among young people trained in competitive running.(1) On average, someone who smokes a pack or more of cigarettes each day lives 7 years less than someone who never smoked.(2)
 
■The resting heart rates of young adult smokers are two to three beats per minute faster than nonsmokers.(1)

■Smoking at an early age increases the risk of lung cancer. For most smoking-related cancers, the risk rises as the individual continues to smoke.(1)
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Health Education

Tobacoo Awareness Program in Colleges, India

■Teenage smokers suffer from shortness of breath almost three times as often as teens who don't smoke, and produce phlegm more than twice as often as teens who don't smoke.(3)

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■Teenage smokers are more likely to have seen a doctor or other health professionals for an emotional or psychological complaint.(3)

Tobacco Awareness Program Link.

■Teens who smoke are three times more likely than nonsmokers to use alcohol, eight times more likely to use marijuana, and 22 times more likely to use cocaine. Smoking is associated with a host of other risky behaviors, such as fighting and engaging in unprotected sex.(1)


Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Deformities, School Health and Outreach Programs in Karnataka, India. Trinity Care Foundation requires your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. Kindly Contact us.. Email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org 

References

1.CDC, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People—A Report of the Surgeon General, 1994
2. Lew EA, Garfinkel L. Differences in Mortality and Longevity by Sex, Smoking Habits and Health Status, Society of Actuaries Transactions, 1987.
3. AJHP, Arday DR, Giovino GA, Schulman J, Nelson DE, Mowery P, Samet JM, et al. Cigarette smoking and self-reported health problems among U.S. high school seniors, 1982-1989, p. 111-116.

Dental Screening for Children living with HIV


                    Dental Screening For Children with HIV in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Oral Health Screening by Trinity Care Foundation
Dental Screening

Oral Health Screening for Children living with HIV : Flickr Album


Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Deformities, School Health and Outreach Programs in Karnataka, India..

Trinity Care Foundation requires your Support to implement these Community Health Programs in Government Schools in Ramanagara, Kolar and Bangalore Rural Districts. Kindly Contact us..  
Email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org