Oral health promotion through schools

Why is oral health important ?

Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on children’s performance in school and their success in later life. Children who suffer from poor oral health are 12 times more likely to have more restricted-activity days including missing school than those who do not. More than 50 million hours annually are lost from school due to oral diseases. While tooth decay (dental caries) and gum disease (inflammatory periodontal disease) are among the most prevalent or widespread conditions in human populations, other conditions such as trauma of teeth and jaws, dental erosion, developmental enamel defects and oral cancer are also important. Premature loss of deciduous (milk) teeth may lead to malalignment of the permanent (adult) teeth, impacting on an individual’s appearance. Importantly, tooth loss can affect children’s nutritional intake and, consequently, their growth and development.

 

There are also important links between oral health and general health. For example, gum disease is associated with general health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Similarly, those with complex health problems are sometimes at greater risk of oral diseases that, in turn, further complicate their overall health. Some diseases of the mouth and oral lesions may be the first signs of some life threatening diseases, such as HIV/AIDS.

Read about WHO Oral health promotion through schools here

Why focus efforts through schools ?

The school provides an ideal setting for promoting oral health. At the global level, approximately 80% of children attend primary schools and 60% complete at least four years of education, with wide variations between countries and gender. In some countries, more than 50% of children aged 7 to 14 years are out of school and less than 20% complete the first grade due to exploitation of child labour. Nonetheless, schools remain an important setting, offering an efficient and effective way to reach over 1 billion children worldwide and, through them, families and community members.

Schools can provide a supportive environment for promoting oral health.More importantly, schools may be the only place for children, who are at the highest risk of dental disease, to have access to oral health services. This is particularly true in many developing countries, compounded by a lack of dental personnel. With adequate training, school teachers can play an important role in oral health activities.

Trinity Care Foundation Oral Health Program supports oral health promotion and dental disease prevention in school-based programs for students in low-income schools from 1st standard through 10 standard [ 6 yrs to 16 yrs].

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

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

-> https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

Advertisements

School Health in Nallurhalli Karnataka India

School Health Program by Trinity Care Foundation

IMAG0205

For more photographs, Visit https://flic.kr/s/aHskAGF6pv

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative in Bangalore India by www.trinitycarefoundation.com/csr

Join us at :- www.facebook.com/trinitycarefoundation

Write to [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] for more Information on CSR Partnership, Employee Engagement & Employee Volunteer Opportunities !!!

Web: www.trinitycarefoundation.com : www.trinitycarefoundation.org

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

Government of Karnataka and Trinity Care Foundation sign MOU to provide free surgeries to Cleft children

Trinity Care Foundation (TCF) – a Public Health Organization and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), Ministry of Health, Karnataka have signed an MoU on November 11, 2016 to partner to reach out to children with clefts.

Free cleft lip surgery Karnataka

Under the partnership, Child Health officials from 6 districts of Karnataka – Ramanagara, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru and Chitradurga in Karnataka will direct children born with facial deformities to Trinity Care Foundation partner hospitals in Bengaluru. Prof. Dr.N. Srinath, Oral & Faciomaxillary surgeon of Trinity Care Foundation will be heading the Project. Trinity Care Foundation will also take responsibility of post-operative care to the children.

Since 2007, Trinity Care Foundation has provided over 372 cleft surgeries, absolutely free of cost, in Karnataka alone. The partnership looks at intensifying outreach so that more underprivileged children born with clefts can benefit from the free surgeries and get a chance to lead a normal life. The surgeries will be provided by Trinity Care Foundation center at Mallige Medical center, Bangalore.

The MoU was signed by Dr. P Saroja, Project Director- (NHM – Karnataka ) and Dr. Tony Verghese Thomas ( Trustee ) Trinity Care Foundation in the presence of Dr. Baig , Dr. Gowda and Mr. Binu Varghese (Director) Trinity Care Foundation were also present during the same.

While signing the MoU, Mr. Binu Varghese (Director) Trinity Care Foundation said “We are humbled by the partnership for the second year with RBSK in Karnataka. With the support it received last year from the RBSK Teams and Health Department at the grassroot level, will enable Trinity Care Foundation to reach out to every child born with cleft lip and cleft palate in 6 districts of Karnataka State.”
Dr. P Saroja,Project Director- (NHM), Government of Karnataka said ‘We are glad to enter into a partnership with Trinity Care Foundation, for the 2nd Year with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and provide free cleft surgeries through Trinity Care Foundation in Karnataka.

If you would like to create impact with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives.  Write to  “support@trinitycarefoundation.org ” . Every little life you affect is a smile won and worn on the face of a beautiful child with a future filled with many more.

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 http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com/freecleftpalatelipsurgery
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.

Cleft Info: The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants born . 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. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children and even barred from leaving their homes. The project will help cleft children to go to school with confidence and self-esteem after their surgeries and treatments. The children will have less chances of getting bullied and traumatized. The families of these children will have confidence to bring up their Cleft children.

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.

Direction – Map : https://goo.gl/maps/dF2rtWmazKk 

web: http://www.trinitycarefoundation.com : http://trinitycarefoundation.org

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