Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital

Raising awareness on Ear and Hearing care including free hearing assessment

Primary site: AFR – United Republic of Tanzania
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Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital was the official host for the World Hearing Day, 2024 countrywide. A total of 29 ENT specialists and 9 audiologists participated. The following events took place
-Knowledge sessions on proper Ear and Hearing care at four different local radio stations from 27th February to 1st March 2024.
– Knowledge and Ears check up done to 11 primary schools at Mbeya City. A total of 3552 students got knowledge session and 1957 students got Ears check up.
-A total of 541 patients showed at Mbeya Zonal referral Hospital grounds on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2024 for knowledge sessions, free check and Hearing assessment. A total of 243 patients underwent hearing screening by Pure Tone Audiometry.
-On 3rd March the Guest of Honor, was a representative of the Minister of Health and senior officials from the ministry of Health attended

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

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

ENT Specialists and Audiology technicians who participated

Dr Benedict Ngunyale infront of the Guest of Honor

Sign language for the deaf at the WHD

Hearing assessment with Pure Tone Audiometry

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