Nyahururu County Hospital

World Hearing Day 2024- Changing mindsets on ear and hearing care

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Nyahururu County Hospital marked this year’s campaign through a series of activities:
1. Held a meeting with 15 local government stakeholders and the deaf community to highlight the challenges the deaf face while accessing government services.
2. Interview featuring a teacher from the Starehe school special unit, a representative of the local deaf community and the ENT department that aired on multiple national and local TV and radio stations, https://youtu.be/qu5rHIBneSE?si=rWx9b5FG5X0KL9HC. Longer versions of the interviews were shared across the hospital’s social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/100067229974848/posts/722197830031210/?mibextid=rS40aB7S9Ucbxw6v
3. We had a walk around the town, led by the deaf community,handing out fliers that raise awareness on hearing loss and ear care. The deputy president and cabinet secretary for health acknowledged the deaf commuity during an event held in town on the same day.

Live event: Yes
Screening: No
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

Our deputy president acknowledging our deaf community

Starting point of the street walk

Street procession in Nyahururu led by the deaf community

Mwatha, our clinical officer, displaying our fliers

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