Brussels 18 September 2015 // The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD7 2015) will take place in Tanzania from 21 to 24 September. Under the tittle “Birth Defects in the Post-MDG Era: Joining Hands for Prevention and Care”, the meeting will focus on the prevention of birth defects and associated disabilities, maternal, new born and child health care.
Dr. Whiteford, IF president: “Folic Acid needs to be taken preconception, very hard to achieve with supplements"
Brussels 14 September 2015 // On the 9-11 September, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) together with the government of Tanzania held the #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification to raise awareness of and strengthen investment in food fortification.
After three days of intense and fruitful meetings, the Global Summit on Food Fortification set out to provide the basis to contribute and to introduce such an important issue into the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.
Brussels 8 September 2015 // In its concluding observations on the European Union (EU), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands the adoption of a comprehensive strategy to implement the Convention across Europe in line with the Committee’s recommendations and in close consultation with representative organisations of persons with disabilities, including children. In addition, the Committee insists that the EU take effective action to prohibit disability-based discrimination in access to healthcare for all adults and children with disabilities and review the impact of its healthcare to ensure that people with disabilities are able to access high-quality healthcare services in other EU Member States.