From a solidarity point of view, IF sees it as an obligation to look beyond borders. As an international organisation, we expand our support to those most in need in developing countries.
IF's International Solidarity program in developing countries started in 1993, and is being financed through several of our member organization from the North.
The goal is to prevent Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in the first place and, for those born with the conditions, to improve (1) the inclusion of people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in society and (2) access to treatment, lifelong care and knowledge for people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and their families.
It is an ongoing process in which IF is trying to translate the latest knowledge of the North into realistic care for the South. Already now, some of our partners are developing research programs which will benefit people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in the South as well as the North.