A British audiology student in Zambia
The aid organization Sound Seekers is committed to helping children with hearing loss in the poorest regions of Africa. As part of a project being run at Ndola Central Hospital in Zambia, a young audiologist is spending six weeks training a local team in order to establish a sustainable audiological service there.
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The people of Zambia have limited access to audiological care. The country currently has just one trained audiologist, Alfred Mwamba, to serve its population of just under 14 million. He works for Sound Seekers on a part-time basis at the audiological department of Ndola Central Hospital (NCH). However, since he lives and works some 200 miles away in the capital city Lusaka, he is only able to support the hospital’s local audiology team to a limited extent. As part of her Master’s degree studies in the UK, young audiologist Minal Patel is now coming to the aid of Alfred Mwamba and his colleagues at NCH.
Passing on knowledge – to ensure better local care in the long term
For six weeks, Minal will be providing intensive support and training for the audiology staff at NCH, assisting with examinations and helping Alfred Mwamba wherever she can. The purpose of her visit is to train a strong local team to further develop the audiological expertise available at NCH. The Hear the World Foundation is providing financial support for the project.