It is all about ear care and understanding hearing loss in children. Catch the highlight of World Hearing Day 2016 held on 3rd March 2016 at Langata Road Primary School. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH
3rd March is World Hearing Day! Did you know 60% of childhood hearing loss is preventable? Earlier identification and testing can be done to avoid hearing loss.
Operation Ear Drop Kenya (OED-K) joined in celebrating World Hearing Day 2016 at Langata Road Primary under the theme “Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now Here is How! Read the World Hearing Day advocacy materials for 2016 to learn more- causes of childhood hearing loss, and strategies for prevention and ear care.
This year’s celebration marked the third 3rd World Hearing Day in Nairobi.
The World Hearing Day (formerly International Ear Care Day) is a global initiative by World Health Organization(WHO) established in 2007 during the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing. The initiative aims to promote the global actions on hearing care and minimizing occurrence of hearing impairment.The date for the International Ear Care Day (3 March) was selected due to the shape of the numbers 3.3, being representative of the two ears.
OED-K in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Nairobi City Council, The University of Nairobi, Ministry of Health, Starkey, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, CBM, Coca Cola Sabco, and KEMSA supported this year’s event. The event was open to the public and school children where conducted free ear screening, ear care and hearing health talks, consultations, issuing of WHO advocacy materials such as brochures, and social media campaign on ear care.
County Executive Member of Health- Nairobi City County, Dr. Bernard Muia was the chief guest and he officially opened this great event. Also present were The Chairperson OED-K- Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende, Chaiperson Outreach Committee-OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia, Head of Hearing Health-OED-K- Ms. Serah Ndegwa, and Chaiperson Kenya Ear Nose, Throat Society (KENTS) – Dr. Joyce Aswani, and Headteacher Langata Road Primary Mr. Mugo.