2 October 2014 // The new Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus South Africa was launched during a ceremony in Cape Town last week.
Supported by a committed group of board members and experts, Zubeida Toefy (front middle) expressed a great ambition for the next couple of years. ASBAH SA intends to reach out to the different South African provinces and wants to develop, together with the South-African experts, a place where all persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus would be able to receive the right support.
The launch of ASBAH SA coincided with a workshop at the Red Cross War Memorial pediatric Hospital on multidisciplinary care for children with SBH in South Africa. This project started in March 2014 with the publication of 2 volumes of Continuing Medical Education in the South African Medical Journal:
IF is organising its second members' workshop in the framework of our European project "S.H.A.P.E. OUR FUTURE". Building on the success of our first workshop in Bratislava that took place in May 2014, we decided to expand the participation of all European IF members in the second workshop to maximise the learning and exchange process. IF Board meeting will be held in parallel, and after our workshop, we will all have the opportunity to participate in the international conference organised by Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI), our Irish member who will be our host in Dublin.