School children hears about ear hygiene

By Mike Puia

THE Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) unit within the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has rolled out a school visit program starting last week.

The ENT clinical nurse in-charge, Mary Loduha, confirmed the program will end this week.

Loduha said they hope to take the program to every school within Honiara city mainly kindergarten, one, two and three classes.

She said the program is to educate children and teachers the importance of keeping the ear healthy.

Loduha said diet; personal hygiene and running nose are issues that contributed to ear sickness and their awareness cover these issues.

She said they are targeting young classes as ear sickness is common among young children.

“Young children are the most high risk age” Loduha said.

She said making young children aware of ear sickness and its causes helps.

Today, staff of the ENT unit will be at Norman Palmer School.

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