World Health Organization (WHO)
Deaf Direct received a message from the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), urging people to do the survey on aids & adaptions, released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
This is crucial time for deaf and hard of hearing people to raise awareness and to ensure that deafness are high on the priority list.
The survey contains list of aids & adaptions to choose from, it is possible to skip non-hearing related lists, and do the hearing related list.
Please see extract a message from the WFD and the survey link below.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a survey to identify the 50 top technologies people need worldwide to improve their lives. The survey, issued in the world’s 50 most spoken languages, will use the information gathered to build the WHO Priority Assistive Products List (APL), a tool that will set the standard for the most essential assistive products that must be available in a health system.
The survey is open to all stakeholders, especially current or potential users, their families and organisations. WFD is encouraging all deaf people to participate in the survey voting for the assistive products relevant for deaf people making them a priority for WHO and the national health systems. Despite the efforts done by the WFD, International Sign is unfortunately not among the survey’s 50 languages. WFD will follow up on this issue with WHO doing our best to ensure full accessibility in the future. In the meanwhile, complete the survey online here: https://extranet.who.int/dataform/355553/
The survey closes on March 3rd. Please feel free to forward this information to your networks. This is an unique opportunity for us all to have a direct influence on which assistive products should make it on the final WHO Priority APL.”