Centre For Disability in Development (CDD)

Empowering Communities: CDD’s 2024 Initiative for Ear and Hearing Care

Primary site: SEAR- Bangladesh
Additional site(s):

Awareness Session:
CDD organized a total of 32 awareness sessions/events. These events were conducted with SHG members, students, teachers, and community people to create awareness regarding misconceptions & stigma related to ear and hearing care. In total 973 persons were sensitized. Among them 117 were persons with disability.

Advocacy meeting:
CDD and its partners conducted several meetings (05) with the PHC providers and local government representatives towards understanding the needs of people with hearing loss and ear disease. A total of 23 PHC providers participated in those meetings

Rally at community level:
11 rallies have been organized, where a total of 239 persons participated. Creating Mass awareness and draw attention of the local level decision makers was the objective.

Ear Screening Camps:
A total of 05 hearing screening camps were organized by CDD where a total of 67 persons have been screened and 19 people received Hearing Aid.

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

Hearing screening camp for WHD celebration

Awareness session at host community of Ukhiya

Awareness session at FDMN camp

Orientation with PHC providers before screening Camp

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