Community Health Interventions during the Pandemic in rural Karnataka, India

Community outreach programs is an important vehicle for reducing the discovery-delivery disconnect by bringing essential healthcare services directly to community members during the Covid19 Crisis. Such programs are consistent with the priority areas of Trinity Care Foundation initiatives for reducing health disparities.

In sites where there is a higher burden of COVID-19 cases, the we implemented the following in rural Karnataka with Health Department:

  • Moving essential non-COVID-19 services outside of the facility into community spaces, (e.g., a vacant school, church, or community center) to reduce risk of exposure at facilities, ensure these patients remain in care and on treatment as some may fear getting sick if they return to the clinic, and reduce crowding at clinics so they are better able to care for COVID-19 patients.
  • Moving services for COVID-19 patients with mild or moderate symptoms to community isolation centers to maintain space in facilities for essential non-COVID-19 services.
  • Promoting home-based care for COVID-19 patients with mild or moderate symptoms who can safely isolate at home.
Inaugural Talk
Fight Against COVID-19 @ Jangamakote Village

You can support Covid Relief as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative for your Company in association with us, as per Ministry of Corporate Affairs [ Write to us @ support@trinitycarefoundation.org to connect].

Sustainable CSR projects implemented in Karnataka state, India by Trinity Care Foundation can be viewed on : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Stay Safe. Stay Vigilant. ~ Trinity Care Foundation Team.

Computer Literacy Program by Trinity Care Foundation

In today’s world the knowledge of computer software or hardware is basic necessity for a lot of jobs. By making students from underprivileged sections of the society computer literate will mean making them competent and better suited for today’s job market or pursue higher studies. This will also improve their prospects of getting into a better job. We can therefore safely conclude- lack of basic computer skills can certainly be looked upon as a hindrance to an individual’s development.

It was really unfortunate to see these well deserving students from Govt. schools not having basic idea of computers, simply because they have never used computers. Though we could encourage every student to get some basic computer knowledge to at least keep in touch, this is far from reality as govt. schools does not have adequate C-lab facilities. Earlier the younger ones get familiar with computers, the better it will be for them to find out what lies out there.

Project Name/Title: Basic Computer Literacy Program for underprivileged Govt. school students in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Project Summary: To set-up a computer lab at Govt. Schools and enable computer usage / application exposure to underprivileged students in order to improve their skillset & employability. To equip the teachers of Govt. Schools with the basic skills in application of computer programs and software’s in implementing computer-assisted instruction across subjects and teachers act as facilitators of learning.

If you intended to partner or support this Computer Literacy initiative in Karnataka state, India, Write ✍️ to [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]

Computer Literacy CSR Project

Read about the recent Computer Literacy initiative in Karnataka state here…

Trinity Care Foundation has the Trust registration, PAN, TAN, 12A, 80G, Professional tax and FCRA. It is registered with NITI Ayog, Government of India. It is National Health Mission Partner in Karnataka, India.

Contact Us :
email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org
tel: Dr. Thomas +91 9880396666 or Mr. Binu +91 9880358888

Meet us : Map : https://goo.gl/maps/dF2rtWmazKk

Web: www.trinitycarefoundation.com

Connect with us on Flickr

Healthy School Program

Last year 2017-18, as part of Healthy School Program, Trinity Care Foundation provided Free Health Check-ups, Health education, referral services and follow-ups and Health kits to 9,630 plus underprivileged children studying in Government Schools in Karnataka state, India..

Spectacles b

This year the journey starts in July 2018 onward. View the Healthy School Project photographs on Trinity Care Foundation Flickr Profile ! If you love to intern, volunteer or support this public health initiative, Write to us, ✍️ [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]

SHP f

Vision Project in low-income schools by Trinity Care Foundation

SHE c

Adloscent Health Education Program

SHP h

Speech and Hearing Tests by Trinity Care Foundation

SHP g

Oral Health Kits for students in Government schools

Public Health Dentistry projects

Dental Treatments in Schools

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 -> www.trinitycarefoundation.com/schoolhealth

Connect with us -> www.facebook.com/trinitycarefoundation & https://twitter.com/tcfindia

Activities implemented by TCF with track record of 10+ 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 AayogContact 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.

Directions to meet-up – “Map” : https://goo.gl/maps/dF2rtWmazKk

Websites : www.trinitycarefoundation.com : www.trinitycarefoundation.org

Impact : www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

What is Herd Immunity

When the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 first started to spread, virtually nobody was immune. Meeting no resistance, the virus spread quickly across communities. Stopping it will require a significant percentage of people to be immune. But how can we get to that point?

What is herd immunity ?
When most of a population is immune to an infectious disease, this provides indirect protection—or population immunity (also called herd immunity or herd protection)—to those who are not immune to the disease.

For example, if 80% of a population is immune to a virus, four out of every five people who encounter someone with the disease won’t get sick (and won’t spread the disease any further). In this way, the spread of infectious diseases is kept under control. Depending how contagious an infection is, usually 50% to 90% of a population needs immunity before infection rates start to decline. But this percentage isn’t a “magic threshold” that we need to cross—especially for a novel virus. Both viral evolution and changes in how people interact with each other can bring this number up or down. Below any “herd immunity threshold,” immunity in the population (for example, from vaccination) can still have a positive effect. And above the threshold, infections can still occur.

The higher the level of immunity, the larger the benefit. This is why it is important to get as many people as possible vaccinated.

What will it take to achieve herd immunity with SARS-CoV-2?

As with any other infection, there are two ways to achieve herd immunity: A large proportion of the population either gets infected or gets a protective vaccine. What we know about coronavirus so far suggests that, if we were really to go back to a pre-pandemic lifestyle, we would need at least 70% of the population to be immune to keep the rate of infection down (“achieve herd immunity”) without restrictions on activities. But this level depends on many factors, including the infectiousness of the virus (variants can evolve that are more infectious) and how people interact with each other.

For example, when the population reduces their level of interaction (through distancing, wearing masks, etc.), infection rates slow down. But as society opens up more broadly and the virus mutates to become more contagious, infection rates will go up again. Since we are not currently at a level of protection that can allow life to return to normal without seeing another spike in cases and deaths, it is now a race between infection and injection.

Connect with Trinity Care Foundation to support Medical Services [ Essential Healthcare Services, Vaccinations, supporting frontline workers ] and Medical Supplies in rural Karnataka, India during the Pandemic.

You can support Covid Relief as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative for your Company in association with us, as per Ministry of Corporate Affairs [ Write to us @ support@trinitycarefoundation.org to connect].

For more information regarding COVID-19
For authentic information on COVID-19: Kindly visit the WHO website, the Health Ministry, Government of India website.

Sustainable CSR projects implemented in Karnataka state, India by Trinity Care Foundation can be viewed on : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Major NCDs and their risk factors

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries.

CVDs in India

The rise of NCDs has been driven by primarily four major risk factors: tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets. The epidemic of NCDs poses devastating health consequences for individuals, families and communities, and threatens to overwhelm health systems. The socioeconomic costs associated with NCDs make the prevention and control of these diseases a major development imperative for the 21st century.

NCDs in Urban India

WHO’s mission is to provide leadership and the evidence base for international action on surveillance, prevention and control of NCDs. Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of NCDs.

A NCDs screening program conducted in urban Bangalore https://flic.kr/s/aHskRjwnSZ

Trinity Care Foundation is a non-profit organization, has the Trust registration, PAN, TAN, 12A, 80G, Professional tax and FCRA. It is registered with NITI Ayog, Government of India. It is National Health Mission Partner in Karnataka, India.

Connect with Us:
Email: support@trinitycarefoundation.org | tel: +91 988039 6666 | +91 988035 8888 |

Website : www.trinitycarefoundation.org
Impact : www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums
Like our Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/trinitycarefoundation