2 September 2015 // The UN Committee on the Right of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) completed its examination of the report of the European Union on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
On Thursday August 27, IF took part in the side event, organised by EDF, to present its Response to the list of issues on the European Union Report to the UNCRPD and to answer to the questions of the UN Committee members.
1 September 2015 // On 27 August, the Spina Bifida Foundation and pharma manufacturer Meyer Vitabiotics launched “Go Folic”. This is an awareness campaign to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) by promoting use of folic acid among pregnant women and women of childbearing age. In India, the incidences of severe birth defects are more than 25,000 to 40,000 per year. Dr Santosh Karmarkar, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon & Pediatric Urologist and Founder Trustee of Spina Bifida Foundation and the actress Raveena Tandon presented the campaign.
The International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will participate at the session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to present its views on the progress made by the European Union towards full respect of human rights of persons with disabilities. The session will be held in Geneva on 27-28 August and bring together international disability experts, representatives of the European Union and disability activists.