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.
Come help promote CGHH at the IFOS meeting in Paris!
The Coalition for Global Hearing Health will be sharing exhibit space with WHO-PDH at the IFOS meeting in Paris France from June 25th – June 28th .
If you are planning on attending this meeting, please consider volunteering to help staff this exhibit space, promote the CGHH and WHO Programs for Hearing Loss, and encourage others to join our cause.
If you or anyone you know at the meeting is interesting in helping out during this meeting, please email Jim Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our 3 and a half minute video recap of the 7th Annual Conference of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health here:
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has posted a Position Statement regarding Humanitarian Photography. You can view this statement here:
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The University of Nairobi are proud to present:
Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment Short course in Nairobi
5-9 June 2017
For more information and for the course brochure and application form please visit: http://disabilitycentre.lshtm.ac.uk/public-health-planning-for-hearing-impairment-short-course-in-nairobi-5-9-june-2017/ or contact Ms. Rita Muriuki at email@example.com.