I am most pleased to share that a resolution on hearing loss was discussed by the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva on 30th May. A large number of Member States and 2 NGOs, many of them speaking on behalf of multiple Member States spoke in support of the resolution which was unanimously approved and adopted by the Assembly http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB139/B139_R1-en.pdf?ua=1
Proceedings and statements can be viewed online http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2017/wha70/webstreaming/en/ from 3:51.00 (time) onwards.
This resolution will provide new direction and impetus to our efforts in this field. I thank all of you for your support till now and look forward to our continued collaboration and synergistic efforts for the implementation of this resolution in coming years.