International Agency for the Promotion of Ear Care (IAPEC)

Agence internationale pour la promotion des soins auditifs

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History

Sep 1984, under the name IFOS Standing Committee for Worldwide Prevention of Hearing Impairment (WOPHIC), as a standing committee of International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (IFOS). New structure and name, the International Agency for the Prevention of Deafness (IAPD), adopted 10 Nov 1987 Delhi (India). Was also referred to as IFOS International Agency for the Promotion of Ear Care. Disbanded and replaced by Hearing International, 20 June 1993, Istanbul (Turkey).

Aims

Promote prevention of deafness; seek to mobilize public and political interest with the aim of getting practical resources for the creation of public health audiology and otology facilities; offer active support and cooperation to WHO by implementing a global programme at international, regional and national levels, particularly in developing countries.

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Activities

Works with the WHO Regional Offices to set up regional Prevention of Deafness Programmes, to be included in Primary Health Care Programmes. Aims at the establishment of regional centres for education and reference in otology and related fields, preferably with WHO. Represents medical and social bodies, expert in ear diseases and hearing impairment, offering their cooperation and services to governmental bodies and to WHO. Participates in IFOS-sponsored international and regional meetings.

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Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 23 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Ear
    • Hearing, Speech
  • Social Activity
    • Agency
  • Communication
    • Promotion
  • Health Care
    • Health
    • Care

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

E6123

Last News Received

12. Jun 1991
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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