Sounds of Inclusion: Transforming Perspectives on Ear and Hearing Care in Bamendankwe

Primary site: AFR – Cameroon
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On World Hearing Day (#WHD) 2024, the Youth and Gender Initiative (YOGI) organized interesting activities in Bamendankwe, focusing on the crucial aspects of hearing health. The program commenced with a screening session for community members, where 23 individuals were tested, revealing that 8% faced minor hearing issues. These participants were promptly referred to Bamenda Regional Hospital for further assessment and care. Building on the day’s educational objectives, YOGI also organized a training workshop for 20 young individuals, educating them on proper ear care and cleaning techniques.

This proactive approach aimed not only at immediate care but also at instilling long-term preventative practices within the community. The event underscored YOGI’s commitment to enhancing health awareness and fostering a community equipped to manage and prevent hearing health challenges.

Live event: Yes
Screening: Yes
Traditional media: No
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: Yes
Participation of policymakers: Yes
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Brandon ‘MR’ GBHS Bamendankwe doing ear screening.

Children are not left out. DR. ANGUH doing ear screening

Cross section of #WHD 2024. Participants in Bamendankwe

Training on ear care and cleaning by Nurse Belinda Nchoh