Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Multi-Specialty Health Camp at Somanathapura Village

Trinity Care Foundation is conducting a Multi-Specialty Health Camp on Saturday, 7-December-2013 - https://www.facebook.com/events/223981074440400/  in Bagepalli Taluk , Chickkaballapura District, Karnataka, India. This Initiative is part of  HAL {Hindustan Aeronautics Limited} Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative focusing on Community Development.   

Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives. 
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We believe the most effective health interventions are measures that aim to increase knowledge of basic health, prevention and early detection of diseases. Such interventions lead to improved overall health of a community. 




The Specialties Include;

1. Pediatrics - School Health Programs
2. Cardiology
3. Cancer
4. Gynecology
5. Diabetology
6. Ophthalmology
7. Diabetology
8. General Medicine
9. Maxillofacial Surgery - Facial Deformities
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Multi-Specialty Health Camp at Bagepalli Taluk

Trinity Care Foundation is conducting Multi-Specialty Health Camps - https://www.facebook.com/events/1411540895748124/ in backward areas of Chickkaballapura District, Karnataka, India. This Initiative is part of  HAL {Hindustan Aeronautics Limited} Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative focusing on Community Development.   





The Health Specialties Include;

1. Pediatrics
2. Cardiology
3. Cancer 
4. Gynecology
5. Diabetology
6. Ophthalmology
7. Diabetology
8. General Medicine 

We believe the most effective health interventions are measures that aim to increase knowledge of basic health, prevention and early detection of diseases. Such interventions lead to improved overall health of a community. 




Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (“Triple-Bottom-Line- Approach”), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. In this sense it is important to draw a distinction between CSR, which can be a strategic business management concept, and charity, sponsorship's or philanthropy. Even though the latter can also make a valuable contribution to poverty reduction, will directly enhance the reputation of a company and strengthen its brand, the concept of CSR clearly goes beyond that. 


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

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

World Pneumonia Day


Every year on 12 November, World Pneumonia Day is celebrated across the globe to raise awareness about pneumonia; promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat pneumonia. 



Help us raise awareness by sharing these facts!

  1. Pneumonia is the #1 killer of children under age 5 worldwide. 
  2. 99% of all childhood deaths from pneumonia occur in the developing world.
  3. Pneumonia is solvable - Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health. We have the safe, effective and affordable tools necessary to help prevent children from contracting pneumonia and to treat those suffering with this illness. See how! 
  4. We can win the fight - To advance progress, we must continue to scale up interventions that we know will save children's lives, including continued access to vaccines, proper antibiotic treatment, improved sanitation, as well as the promotion of practices such as breastfeeding  frequent hand washing, care seeking, and the use of clean cook-stoves to reduce indoor air pollution. See the info-graphic! 
  5. Make pneumonia a priority: Join the Coalition Together we can ensure that everyone works together to make pneumonia a priority. Join the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.  
World Pneumonia Day { 12-Nov-2013 } - http://lnkd.in/bmt5nFA  & http://worldpneumoniaday.org/ 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Controlling the Tobacco Epidemic among Women...


This fact file focuses on the harm that tobacco marketing and smoke do to women.

About 200 million of the world's one billion smokers are women. The tobacco industry aggressively targets women in order to increase its consumer base and to replace those consumers who quit or who die prematurely from cancer, heart attack, stroke, emphysema or other tobacco-related disease.
Girls and boys start using tobacco for different reasons, and tobacco use harms women and men differently.
Approximately 1.5 million women die every year from tobacco use. Understanding and controlling the tobacco epidemic among women is an important part of any tobacco control strategy.

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  1. More women than men smoke "light" cigarettes: Marketing strategies lure consumers with misleading categories, such as "light" or "low tar". More women than men smoke "light" cigarettes (63% versus 46%), often in the mistaken belief that "light" means "safer". In fact, "light" smokers often engage in compensatory smoking, inhaling more deeply and more frequently to absorb the desired amount of nicotine. 
  2. Tobacco use harms women differently from men: Women who smoke are more likely than those who do not to experience infertility and delays in conceiving. Smoking during pregnancy increases risks of premature delivery, stillbirth and newborn death, and may cause a reduction in breast milk. Smoking increases women's risk for cancer of the cervix. 
  3. Women constitute 64% of deaths from second-hand smoke: Worldwide, second-hand smoke causes 430 000 adult deaths per year. Sixty-four per cent of these deaths occur in women. In some countries, second-hand smoke is a greater threat to women than the possibility that women might start using tobacco. More than 90% of the world's population is still not covered by comprehensive national smoke-free laws. 
  4. People who smoke should avoid exposing the people with whom they live and work to second-hand smoke: Women and children often lack power to negotiate smoke-free spaces, including in their homes, in their workplaces and in other public spaces. Everyone, regardless of age or sex, should be protected from secondhand smoke. 
  5. Controlling tobacco use among women is an important part of any tobacco control strategy: Tobacco prevention and cessation programmes should be integrated into maternal, child and reproductive health services. Warnings about the harmful effects of tobacco must take into account that illiteracy is higher among women than men, and should use clear pictures to ensure that those who cannot read are also able to understand the health risks of tobacco use.

Related Links :
World Health Organization - Department of Gender, Women and Health 
World No Tobacco Day 2013  

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate


Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside the mother. Clefting results when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join together properly.
A cleft lip is a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip. This separation often extends beyond the base of the nose and includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum.
A cleft palate is a split or opening in the roof of the mouth. A cleft palate can involve the hard palate (the bony front portion of the roof of the mouth), and/or the soft palate (the soft back portion of the roof of the mouth).
Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both sides of the mouth. Because the lip and the palate develop separately, it is possible to have a cleft lip without a cleft palate, a cleft palate without a cleft lip, or both together.
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Who Gets Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate?
Cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, affects one in 700 babies annually, and is the fourth most common birth defect in the U.S. Clefts occur more often in children of Asian, Latino, or Native American descent. Compared with girls, twice as many boys have a cleft lip, both with and without a cleft palate. However, compared with boys, twice as many girls have cleft palate without a cleft lip.
What Causes a Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate?

In most cases, the cause of cleft lip and cleft palate is unknown. These conditions cannot be prevented. Most scientists believe clefts are due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There appears to be a greater chance of clefting in a newborn if a sibling, parent, or relative has had the problem.
Another potential cause may be related to a medication a mother may have taken during her pregnancy. Some drugs may cause cleft lip and cleft palate. Among them: anti-seizure/anticonvulsant drugs, acne drugs containing Accutane, and methotrexate, a drug commonly used for treating cancerarthritis, and psoriasis.
Cleft lip and cleft palate may also occur as a result of exposure to viruses or chemicals while the fetus is developing in the womb.
In other situations, cleft lip and cleft palate may be part of another medical condition.

How Are Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Diagnosed?

Because clefting causes very obvious physical changes, a cleft lip or cleft palate is easy to diagnose. Prenatal ultrasound can sometimes determine if a cleft exists in an unborn child. If the clefting has not been detected in an ultrasound prior to the baby's birth, a physical exam of the mouth, nose, and palate confirms the presence of cleft lip or cleft palate after a child's birth. Sometimes diagnostic testing may be conducted to determine or rule out the presence of other abnormalities.

More information : http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/cleft-lip-cleft-palate & https://www.facebook.com/facialdeformities

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

World Health Day - 7 April 2013

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern in the world. 

The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure.


Blood Pressure = BP


About high blood pressure

High blood pressure – also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension – increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can also cause blindness, irregularities of the heartbeat and heart failure. The risk of developing these complications is higher in the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes. One in three adults worldwide has high blood pressure. The proportion increases with age, from 1 in 10 people in their 20s and 30s to 5 in 10 people in their 50s. Prevalence of high blood pressure is highest in some low-income countries in Africa, with over 40% of adults in many African countries thought to be affected.
However, high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. In some developed countries, prevention and treatment of the condition, together with other cardiovascular risk factors, has brought about a reduction in deaths from heart disease. The risk of developing high blood pressure can be reduced by:
  • reducing salt intake;
  • eating a balanced diet;
  • avoiding harmful use of alcohol;
  • taking regular physical activity;
  • maintaining a healthy body weight; and
  • avoiding tobacco use.
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Goals: Greater awareness, healthy behaviours, improved detection, and enabling environments

The ultimate goal of World Health Day 2013 is to reduce heart attacks and strokes. Specific objectives of the campaign are:
  • to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of high blood pressure;
  • to provide information on how to prevent high blood pressure and related complications;
  • to encourage adults to check their blood pressure and to follow the advice of health-care professionals;
  • to encourage self-care to prevent high blood pressure;
  • to make blood pressure measurement affordable to all; and
  • to incite national and local authorities to create enabling environments for healthy behaviours.

More information on high blood pressure

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that affect the upper lip and roof of the mouth. They happen when the tissue that forms the roof of the mouth and upper lip don't join before birth. The problem can range from a small notch in the lip to a groove that runs into the roof of the mouth and nose. This can affect the way the child's face looks. It can also lead to problems with eating, talking and ear infections.



Treatment usually is surgery to close the lip and palate. Doctors often do this surgery in several stages. Usually the first surgery is during the baby's first year. With treatment, most children with cleft lip or palate do well.

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Cleft Lip

Cleft lip (split of the upper lip) is a common congenital deformity. It occurs when the separate areas of the face that develop individually and then join together, do not join properly. Cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip and often includes the bones of the maxilla and/or the upper gum.




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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mobile Health Camp at Somanathapura Village

On the 9th of December 2012, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Mobile Health camp in Somanathapura Village Government School in Bagepalli Taluk, Chickaballapura District, Karnataka, India. 

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This medical camp aimed at providing basic healthcare services focusing on Orthopedics, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Diabetology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Pediatrics & Ophthalmology. Basic Medicines were provided free of cost.

The Organization worked in conjunction with government health officials, Gram Panchayath Members and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, HAL members in order to organize this event.

Health Workers from villages were directed in advance to escort patients to this camp. In order to spread the word about the camp, the foundation organized press releases in local newspapers and also put up advertisement posters in and around the village. Additionally local help was taken to cover the event.

A team of 36, including 18 Doctors as well as observers from HAL, Bangalore, set out from Bangalore early in the morning and arrived at Somanathapura Government School, the site of the camp at around 10:00 am. The Village is 148 Kilometers from Bangalore City towards Devanahalli.

Once there, the team began examining patients – who consisted mostly of young children and Adults – to determine the extent of their problems and decide on a possible course of action to correct these problems. Patients were examined by our team of doctors. 

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The team distributed Medicines, conducted GRBS Tests and provided Dental Treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit. Around Six Hundred people were examined for various problems. The doctors explained to each patient – and in many cases, parents and other relatives of these patients as well – exactly what procedures needed to be done to cure them. While the team had anticipated a problem in convincing patients of the need for surgery, there did not appear to be any such issue. 

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Each person examined was given a diagnosis and a prescription sheet, and some patients were also asked to come into Bangalore for surgeries on a given date.

The camp closed at 3:30 pm, after every single patient had been observed. Fluoride is the main cause in Bagepalli Taluk. Problems caused by fluoride include Dental Fluorosis - a disease of the teeth, weakening of bones and bone loss, bone cancer, kidney problems and hormone disruption.

Patients who require surgery will be treated at hospitals in Bangalore in the near future.

Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon. This Mobile Health Camp was conducted for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative focusing on Community Health.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Outreach Health Programme in Madhakavarapalli Village

On the 17th of November 2012, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a free medical camp in Madhakavarapalli Village in the Government School in Bagepalli Taluk,Chickaballapura District, Karnataka, India.


This medical camp aimed at providing basic healthcare services focusing on Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dermatology, Diabetology, Cardiology, Dentistry,Pediatrics & Ophthalmology. Basic Medicines were provided free of cost.

The Organization worked in conjunction with government health officials, Gram Panchayath Members and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited members in order to organize this event. Health Workers workers from villages were directed in advance to escort patients to this camp. In order to spread the word about the camp, the foundation organized press releases in local newspapers and also put up advertisement posters in and around the village. Additionally local help was taken to cover the event.



A team of 27, including 14 Doctors as well as observers from HAL, Bangalore, set out from Bangalore early in the morning and arrived at Madhakavarapalli Village Government School, the site of the camp at around 10:30 am.The Village is 145 Kilometers from Bangalore City towards Devanahalli.
Once there, the team began examining patients – who consisted mostly of young children and Adults – to determine the extent of their  problems and decide on a possible course of action to correct these problems. Patients were examined by our team of doctors.


The team distributed Medicines, conducted GRBS Tests and provided Dental Treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit. Nearly Three Hundred and Fifty Three people were examined for for various problems. The doctors explained to each patient – and in many cases, parents and other relatives of these patients as well – exactly what procedures needed to be done to cure them. While the team had anticipated a problem in convincing patients of the need for surgery, there did not appear to be any such issue.





Each person examined was given a diagnosis and a prescription sheet, and some patients were also asked to come into Bangalore for surgeries on a given date. The camp closed at 3:30 pm, after every single patient had been observed. Fluoride is the main cause in Bagepalli Taluk. Problems caused by fluoride include Dental Fluorosis - a disease of the teeth, weakening of bones and bone loss, bone cancer, kidney problems and hormone disruption. Patients who require surgery will be treated at hospitals in Bangalore in the near future.

Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon.This Mobile Health Camp was conducted for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),Bangalore as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focusing on Community Health.

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Good Health Practices Start Young

A healthy body is the best start for children who are studying at school, as it helps them to learn more effectively and gives them the best start in life. A good education leads to more opportunities and a better income as the child becomes an adult, and good personal health allows children to flourish in the classroom.

By providing medical examinations for students on entry to the school and educated observation by the class teacher, the Indian School Health Committee aims to prevent and cure illnesses and disease that can hinder a child scholastically. However, this scheme has so far failed to bring about successful results due to the lack of follow up checks, funding issues in schools, and ineffective co-operation between local authorities, schools and parents. That’s why the Trinity Care Foundation has introduced school heath programs.

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Simple solutions

Some of the problems suffered by young students in Indian schools are relatively simple to treat or could be prevented through better health education.

Anaemia due to poor diet is a common health problem which can be both preventable and easy to treat in children. Symptoms of anaemia in children include weakness, fatigue, headaches and irritability. It is known to affect performance at school, causing a decrease in attention span and even learning difficulties.

Fortunately, anaemia can usually be treated by taking iron tablets on a daily basis, or alternatively through a healthy diet. Iron-rich foods can combat anaemia; these include include chicken and meat – in particular liver – as well as beans, lentils, eggs and fish.

In terms of dental hygiene, with regular brushing of teeth and a healthy diet, children are less likely to have cavities. Unfortunately, there are children who may have never seen a dentist and attempt to live life with rotten teeth. 

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Bad teeth can cause more problems than you might have first realised. Obviously, there is the level of pain a child has to suffer through – but take into account attempting to learn or do an exam with toothache. The constant pain can cause children to perform at a standard lower than what they are capable of, which sets them at a disadvantage even so early in life.

Through school health programmes, problems such as these can be spotted early – usually by the class teacher – and the effects on learning and a child’s future minimised.

Health into adulthood

As children grow into adults, they will carry lessons in health with them, allowing them to benefit from a happier and more fulfilled life. However, it is also important to ensure parents and other adults in the community are educated in a similar way. Reinforcing healthy living at home encourages these habits in the next generation.

Community outreach programs bring health education and screening into the heart of a community, allowing adults to benefit from these important life tools. Trinity Care Foundation takes quality healthcare direct to underprivileged communities, allowing them to benefit from it. 

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The community outreach program provides a wealth of health screening solutions – from dentistry to gynaecology – and offers medicines free of charge. This is helping to bridge the gap between the rich and poor in Indian society, preventing needless deaths by providing easy to access treatment for diseases, as well as education regarding common illnesses.

Child to adult – a journey in good health

When good health practices are observed by the entire community, it provides a wealth of benefits. Children who are more alert in school can perform better – and a better education provides a route to employment and income, which is ideal for deprived areas. 

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Understanding the nutrients that a body requires to stay active and healthy leads to a better diet, which is beneficial for preventing a range of different health problems. A community of healthy adults poses a lesser strain on local hospitals and healthcare providers, meaning they can dedicate more time and money to curing and treating difficult illnesses.

Additionally, a community in better health is stronger, more active and more productive. This is especially useful in rural villages where farming is the main source of work. People in areas like this often don’t have access to a doctor, dentist or hospital – but they depend on their bodies to be able to work in the fields and bring in an income. Preventative healthcare such as that brought through outreach health programs, allows access to doctors and dentists to resolve issues before they become serious, and even fatal problems.