365 million children & adults have deafness or disabling hearing loss that profoundly affects their lives. Yet so many cases of deafness and hearing loss can be prevented or treated if we could train health workers in resource poor countries.
Your generosity will transform the lives of millions of children and adults with deafness and hearing loss.
'Two thirds of those with hearing loss & deafness are from resource poor countries where those affected get little help’ - World Health Organization
Imagine health workers caring for children and adults in the poorest countries across Africa, Asia and beyond having access to state-of-the-art video intense multimedia training to help prevent deafness & treat ear disease. This is our aim.
'This will have a huge impact worldwide' - Dr Shelly Chada, WHO lead for deafness
State of the art, open access training for all levels of health workers:
- Working with leading doctors, surgeons, audiologists & nurses we will develop ‘open access’, video intense multimedia training to tackle ear disease and deafness.
- Seeing clinical videos of ear disease and practical procedures will markedly improve health worker skills, providing experience they may never otherwise obtain.
- Health workers will be able to look up what to do on their mobile phones when seeing patients, a cornerstone of good medical practice.
- Programs are aligned to the World Health Organization's new guidelines for training in resource poor countries, with involvement of WHO advisors.
Access to all - leaving no health worker behind:
- A unique World Medical Education App/mobile phone/database system allows access to video-based training by health workers in the remotest areas of the poorest countries. Internet access is not required.
- The system is the first worldwide to deliver video based continuing education, that is essential to maintain clinical skills, and to remotely assess the impact of this education on the clinical skills of rural health workers.