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

Project title: KAPCDAM Observes World Hearing Day: Awareness Workshop & Free Hearing Screening.

Primary region: AFR

Country: Uganda

Event Description:

KAPCDAM will observe World Hearing Day 2024 on March 3rd under the theme “Changing Mindsets: Ear & Hearing care for All, let’s make it a reality”. This will involve:

1. Awareness Workshop:
– Organize a workshop for leaders of Parents Support Groups, Village Health workers, village council
leaders, and other healthcare providers to educate them about common hearing issues, early detection
methods, and available support services in Makindye.
– Sessions on dispelling myths and misperceptions about hearing loss and disabilities.
– Widely disseminate information on hearing aids, communication strategies, and accessibility resources.

2. Inclusive Ear and Hearing Screening:
– Partner with a local health clinic to organize a free inclusive ear and hearing screening event for
communities around Makindye.
– Provide information and resources to families about follow-up care and intervention options.
– Raise awareness about the importance of regular ear and hearing checks for all children.

Submitter: Anthony Lusaggi