Ear and Hearing Care Situation Analysis Tool
This situation analysis tool facilitates the first step of planning for ear and hearing care.
The situation analysis tool is primarily intended for use at national and subnational levels by ear and hearing care planners, ear and hearing care health professionals and policy-makers, as well as by the international and domestic stakeholders working with them. The tool supports the compilation of information that can be used for advocacy, for development of a new strategy or updating of existing strategic plans for ear and hearing care. It facilitates the review of ear and hearing care services, to highlight the gaps and needs for service provision. The results can inform evidence-based decision-making, ensuring efficient use of available resources. The information from the situation analysis should be used to plan an ear and hearing care strategy.
A separate manual Ear and Hearing Care - Planning and Monitoring of National Strategies: A Manual (Chinese Edition ISBN: 9789245549475) published by WHO provides guidance on this process.