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Title: Hearing care for all, tackling the problem from birth; a model for Primary Health Care settings in Sub-Saharan Africa
Description: Activities started with sensitization on a national TV channel (Canal2) over a period 3 days, impacting over 1000 people nation-wide.
This was followed by 3-days screening activities at Laquintinie Hospital in Douala.
Each screening day was started by sensitization on the importance of hearing care and routine screening to the parents as well to the health personnel. New-born screening was done using Otoacoustic emissions & audiometry was done for older children. 62 children were screened (52% females), 7 (11%) failed the tests and were referred for further assessment, with a positive impact.
Activities started with sensitization on a national TV channel (Canal2) over a period 3 days, impacting over 1000 people nation-wide.
Live Event: Yes
Hearing Screening: Yes
Social Media: Yes
Authorities or policymakers: Yes
Influencers or celebrities: Yes
Shomea – Screening Team at Laquintinie Hospital Douala
Shomea team screening a 5 days old baby who failed the test
3-years old with poor speech development who failed the test
Shomea team in front of a WHD poster