L-R: Head of School Health Program-Nairobi City County- Mr. Mohamed, Head of Outreach Committee OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia, County Executive Member of Health- Nairobi City County- Dr. Muia, The Chairperson OED-K- Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende, and Head of Hearing Health- OED-K; Ms. Sera Ndegwa
6 March 2016
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6 March 2016,
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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOvY855vMOw

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. ‪
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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.

The OED-K Chairperson giving her remarks during the event.

The OED-K Chairperson Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende giving her remarks during the event.

The chief guest Dr. Muia

The chief guest Dr. Muia

Children at the event

Children at the event

Head of Hearing Health- OED-K; Ms. Sera Ndegwa

Head of Hearing Health- OED-K; Ms. Sera Ndegwa

Children being screened during the event

Children being screened during the event

Children at the venue

Children at the venue

 

L-R: Head of School Health Program-Nairobi City County- Mr. Mohamed, Head of Outreach Committee OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia, County Executive Member of Health- Nairobi City County- Dr. Muia, The Chairperson OED-K- Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende, and Head of Hearing Health- OED-K; Ms. Sera Ndegwa

L-R: Head of School Health Program-Nairobi City County- Mr. Mohamed, Head of Outreach Committee OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia, County Executive Member of Health- Nairobi City County- Dr. Muia, The Chairperson OED-K- Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende, and Head of Hearing Health- OED-K; Ms. Sera Ndegwa

Chief Guest Dr. Muia walked through the medical camp

Chief Guest Dr. Muia walked through the medical camp

Chairperson Outreach Committee OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia being interviewed by Family TV

Chairperson Outreach Committee OED-K- Prof. Isaac Macharia being interviewed by Family TV

 

2 responses on “WORLD HEARING DAY 2016 CELEBRATED IN NAIROBI

  1. Elisabeth Kruger says:

    ♡Congratulations on World Hearing Day!

    IT’S SPEECH /COMMUNICATION THAT MAKES US HUMAN!

    Proper earcare, checking hearing levels when in doubt/ C.I, if realistic/Best choice and continuous monitoring of Hearing Aids/Supportive family,/Good teaching methods and Exposure -like all of you are creating- are essential for Speech/ Communication/Education/Integration!
    Development of Speech and Language is based for an very important part on the quality of HEARING
    Keep up the awareness!
    With warm regards, Elisabeth KrugerScheltema

  2. Elisabeth Kruger says:

    Sorry ( ” your comment is awaiting moderation” was added by Google.).
    Kudos ☆ again ,
    Elisabeth Kruger Speech LanguageTherapist

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