Community Based Primary Ear Care

Community Based Primary Ear Care

IMPACT Nepal runs community based primary ear care programme in several rural districts of Nepal to provide primary and secondary level ear care services to the local communities through various community based activities. These activities are targeted towards prevention of causes leading to unwanted ear disease and subsequent hearing loss. Currently, IN is running this programme in the districts of Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Siraha, Dhanusha, Udayapur, and Saptari. Plans are also in place to extend such programme to the far-western region of Nepal. While this programme is focused on primary & secondary level ear care, tertiary level ear care is also available to these marginalized communities through mobile ear surgery camps held in or near these districts as well as through the Ear  Care Centre Lahan, Siraha district which was established by IN for the same purpose. This hospital is well equipped with facilities for tertiary level ear care.