Dr. Fong – FBC News

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At least 80,000 Fijians will experience hearing loss at some point in their lives.

According to the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr James Fong, this places a heavy burden on individuals, families and communities.

According to Dr. Fong, most cases of hearing loss can be prevented with awareness, early identification and early intervention.

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He says the multi-sectoral collaboration will ensure that the plans and strategies they put in place will ultimately lead to the prevention of hearing loss.


“A set of key interventions is needed to ensure that the health system realizes the vision of one ear and integrated person-centred hearing care.”

A hearing symposium was held today to find ways to combat deafness and prevent hearing loss, bringing together government entities, non-governmental organizations and donor agencies.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization consultant Dr Fabrizio D’Esposito says one in five people worldwide live with hearing loss and one in four is expected to have hearing problems. hearing.

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