Folic Acid expert Professor Andrew E. Czeizel lectures in the Middle East

Professor Andrew E. Czeizel is the world's leading authority in the field of Folic Acid and Birth Defects Prevention and has served as director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases. Recently he presented data and discussed findings on preterm birth reduction after clotrimazole treatment during pregnancy in an exclusive lecture series for gynaecologists in Dubai and in Beirut. The lecture in Beirut was endorsed by the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The second topic of his lectures focused on the findings of his study about the key role of multivitamin supplements containing Folic Acid in delivering a healthy baby and reducing the risk of birth defects.
Professor Andrew E. Czeizel


Driving force for Spina Bifida in China

Annually, in China, between 80,000 and 100,000 pregnancies result in children born with neural tube defects (NTDs). Northern China has the highest known rate of NTDs in the world. Since February 2010 children and adults with Spina Bifida, and their families, are now represented by Spina China. The organisation is founded by Sun Hongwei, who has Spina Bifida himself. The organisation focuses on prevention, correct treatment and improving the quality of life for people with Spina Bifida. They assist parents in obtaining the right treatment and care for their child, they help youngsters and adult to receive the right education and find employment, and they aim for the establishment of a rehabilitation center for Spina Bifida in China. Through their website Spina China offers information and an opportunity to exchange experiences.
Spina China represents nearly 2,000 adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and has 830 registered members, many of whom are parents


Take part in shaping European policy regarding fundamental rights and inclusion

The European Commission (EC) has recently opened a public consultation on future funding activities in the area of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Equality for the period after 2013. All persons and entities with an interest in DG Justice's activities are welcome to contribute, including other European Institutions, agencies and committees. The EC also very much values your views on the achievements of the current PROGRESS programme and your expectations for its potential successor. Key stakeholders of the PROGRESS programme are invited to participate in the public consultation on a possible successor instrument to the EU programme for employment and social solidarity – Progress 2007-2013.
Your input can help the EC to best address your current and future needs for project funding


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