Making ear and hearing care accessible in Zambia

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Making ear and hearing care accessible in Zambia” – below is their description.

With the support of the Ministry of Health and WHO training resources, nurses from 92 health facilities across Zambia have undergone training on ear examination and services. This has not only improved access to these services, but has also helped raise awareness about hearing loss at a primary care level. Over the past two years, more than 15 000 people in Zambia have been reached with efforts to prevent, identify, and address hearing loss.

At the Lukomba Rural Health Centre in the Kapiri Mposhi District, Nurse Carol Sinkende is the only health care worker trained in ear and hearing care services. Before her training, she referred patients with ear and hearing care needs to the hospital in another district for screening and treatment. Now she is able to take on both tasks herself.

Read more in the first-ever World Report on Hearing: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day/2021

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

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