Prevention of blindness and deafness

WHO network of collaborating centres for prevention of deafness and hearing loss

The WHO programme for prevention of deafness and hearing loss (PDH) is supported in its workplan by a newly-formed network of WHO collaborating centres (CC). In line with the WHO’s policy on collaborating centres, a need was identified for the collaborating centres to develop greater collaboration with WHO and each other and form the WHO network of collaborating centres for prevention of deafness and hearing loss. In order to initiate this process, the First Strategic Meeting of WHO CCs for Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss was organized and supported by the China Research and Rehabilitation Centre for Deaf Children in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on 23-24 April 2013 (report can be accessed below).

Those centres participating in the collaborative network are:

Department of ENT, Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital, Medical Faculty University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K. (proposed WHO collaborating centre for deafness)

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Research Centre, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

A two year activity plan has been formed and is attached below.

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