Organization: County Government of Laikipia

Project title: World Hearing Day 2023- Laikipia

Regions: Kenya

Outline of the event:

The ENT Department at the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital, County Government of Laikipia is planning to mark the day
through a series of activities centred around the launch of the primary ear and hearing care
manual as outlined below;
a) Hold a meeting with the county government, health department, policy makers to
inform them on the recommendations by the WHO regarding integration of ear ad
hearing care into primary health care.
b) Train the primary health care workers on prevention, identification,
and management of hearing loss and common ear diseases.
c) Train the community health volunteers on basic ear and hearing care
identification and timely referral of common ear diseases that lead to hearing loss.
d) Hold a consultative meeting with the administration of the local medical training institutions to encourage them to integrate basic ear and hearing care training into their programmes.

Submitter: Valerie Salano