Org Name Original: Kampala Parents of Children with Disabilities Association – Makindye (KAPCDAM)

Altered Org Name:

Contact First: Anthony

Contact Last:Lusaggi

Project Title: Work Hearing Day 2022


AFR: Uganda






Event Purpose: Awareness-raising, Hearing screening

Primary Audience: General public, Adolescents

Estimated In Person Reach: Local

Audience Reached: General Public, Children and adolescents, Adults

Specific Workplace: No

Screen Newborn and Infant:

Screen Children and Adolecents: Unknown if any participants

Screen Adults: Unknown if any participants

Screen Older Adults:

Policy Maker: N/A


Traditional Media:

Traditional Media Numbers:

Social Media: No

Social Media Numbers:

Event Description:

On 24/03/22, a free auditory screening was conducted by an Audiologist from Mulago National Referral Hospital benefiting 74p’ple (29m, 45f).

On the event day, a table was set up at Kosovo shopping center, the WHD banner raised, a local artist mobilized people through entertainment, 2facilitators sensitized p’ple on safe listening. 1,550copies of WHO leaflets and brochures disseminated to bystanders, shoppers, and students who gathered – 2000p’ple were reached through this particular session.

Some awareness was publicized in Bukedde local newspaper reaching over 29,180p’ple across Uganda

WHO Educational Materials Used: Yes

Native Written Language: Luganda

Educational Materials Available in Your Language: No

Did You Translate WHO Materials: The message given to the general public through the local media was given in Luganda Language.

Would You Consider Assisting Us: Luganda

What Additional Materials Would Be Helpful:

WHO materials also be prepared and availed in large print formats for community members with low vision. 19 of community members who turned up preferred information in large print.

Acoustic boxes may be availed by the national WHO offices to support planned community-based hearing screening when marking future world hearing day celebrations. This time round, it was hard for us to find a screening place without background noise interruptions.

Did You Have A World Hearing Day Event Last Year: Yes, and we submitted a report to the WHF/WHO

Other Suggestions:

If possible consider, WHO may consider increasing the WHD grant to at least 1,500USD.

Did You Apply for Grant:Yes, we were awarded the grant

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Photo 1 caption Community awareness session by KAPCDAM at Kosovo Shopping Center, Makindye Division, Kampala, Uganda _ March 25, 2022

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Photo 2 caption Milly Nakanwagi During a Free Hearing Screening at KAPCDAM Offices_March 24, 2022

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Photo 3 caption Joyce Mbatudde During a Free Hearing Screening at KAPCDAM Offices_March 24, 2022

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