Hearing Testing in Tonga
The Rotary Club of Hampton’s Chairman for International Service Peter Read, recently visited Tonga to meet with officials from the Tonga Ministry of Health and community members, to discuss a new project the club is developing. The objective of the proposed project is to develop the capacity within Tonga’s health system, through the provision of training and specialist equipment, to undertake regular screening of the hearing of young children within the country.
Project objectives are to Identify any hearing problems which may require further attention by specialist medical personnel. The project is expected to result in significant benefits to the child’s educational and social development. In addition to the children, other beneficiaries of the project will be staff of the Tonga Ministry of Health, particularly the ENT Department of Vaiola Hospital and at the regional Community Health Centres.
The Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Nuku'alofa are seeking interest from Rotary Clubs and other parties in providing support to this project to supplement a Global Grant, for which we are making application with the intention to implement the project in 2021-22.
An outline of the project design, expected benefits, sustainability and estimated costs may be reviewed by down-loading the brochure HERE.
For further information please contact:
Chair, International Service
Phone :+61 417779976