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.

WHO press release: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/vector-control-ncds-cancer/en/