Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment – VIRTUAL SHORT COURSE

Event Location
University of Nairobi - VIRTUAL COURSE, Kenya

Event Dates
26 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020

Event Website

Event Cost
KES 15000


The purpose of these courses is to expand capacity building for public health knowledge and skills in ear and hearing health (EHH) amongst professionals and health planners.

We have developed a specific course content for public health approaches in hearing impairment. around the world.
From 2009 to the end of 2019, 1300 health workers from 54 countries have been taught in 45 courses in 13 centres. 9 centres are in LMI countries and 4 in high-income countries. The majority of participants come from LMI countries.
The courses have attracted academics and professionals in Otology and Audiology and allied fields, and health planners from Ministries of Health and Education, and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Key outputs from the courses include:
• training local faculty in public health approaches,
• raising awareness and advocacy for hearing loss at a local level,
• local assessment of needs and gaps within district health programmes,
• initiating the development of national and local programmes, and specific screening programmes such as for neonates and school health.