Organization: Kampala Parents of Children with Disabilities Association Makindye (KAPCDAM)

Project title: Celebrating The World Hearing Day 2023

Regions: Uganda

Outline of the event:

KAPCDAM will observe World Hearing Day 2023 under the theme “Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality”: A brass band will be engaged, and children with disabilities/parents will match to Kiruddu National Referral Hospital and submit a petition to the Head of the Hospital with banners and placards requesting ear and hearing care services in the hospital. Kiruddu Hospital is the only government referral hospital in Makindye Division and currently does not offer ear and hearing care services.
Village Health Teams (VHTs) will be sensitized to understand, integrate, and provide routine accurate Ear and Hearing care information to the citizens – and mobilize/link communities for appropriate Ear and Hearing care services.
Bar owners and entertainment venue managers will be engaged to address the increasing noise pollution in Makindye Division.
Communities will be sensitized on the avoidable causes of ear diseases and hearing loss.

Submitter: Anthony Lusaggi