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Organization: The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana

Region: Ghana

Title: Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa (HI-GeneS Africa) – WACCBIP


The event held on March 3, 2023, at the Centre’s Conference Hall at the University of Ghana launched the ‘Hearing Impairment Resource Pack’, which raises awareness of deafness and provide essential basic information on ear care, aimed to sensitized target population on seeking early assistance. Present at the gathering included journalists and media personalities from both traditional and electronic media, members of the deaf community, staff of schools for Deaf in Ghana and a representative from the Ghana Health Service. The resource pack contains information and contact details of different organizations, schools, and health facilities in Ghana that provide varied supportive and assistive service to the Deaf community. Key research findings from hearing impairment genetic investigations conducted at WACCBIP were presented at the meeting. Participants deliberated on highlights from the research findings, and varied perspectives that focused on the theme for 2023 World Hearing Day celebration were shared as well.

Live Event: No

Hearing Screening: Yes

Social Media: Yes

Authorities or policymakers: Yes

Influencers or celebrities: Yes

WACCBIP Communication Team Address Participants

Assit. Dir. (Dr. P. Quashie) Session with Participants

HIGENES – WACCBIP Resource Pack Lunched

Presentation of Resource Pack Copies at Mampong Deaf School