Argentina’s National Early Detection Program and Treatment of Hearing Loss program reaches 100 children
On the International Cochlear Implant Day commemorated on 25 February, Argentina’s Ministry of Health has contributed to a cochlear implant surgery for the 100th child at a public hospital in the country. Health officials stated that such initiatives, although expensive in terms of investments and equipments, would result in long-term benefits for children from the poorer sections of the society. The surgery was a part of the National Early Detection Program and Treatment of Hearing Loss program launched in 2011 with an aim to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for children with hearing problems across the country.
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