act15 September 2017 // International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus broadly welcomes the outcomes of yesterday’s European Parliament vote on the European Accessibility Act (EAA). The EAA will, once adopted by the EU co-legislators, become an unprecedented piece of legislation aimed at improving accessibility of products and services for persons with disabilities in the EU. On behalf of Europeans living with spina bifida or hydrocephalus, IF welcomes the following improvements adopted by the Parliament:

Screen Shot 2017 09 14 at 11.26.0713 September 2017 // IF is looking for national and regional Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus associations from all over the world to expand its membership. By working together and through the exchange of knowledge and experiences, we can help each other to improve the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families, and we can reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects and hydrocephalus by primary prevention.

Screen Shot 2017 09 07 at 12.02.137 September 2017 // Malnutrition is one of the biggest problems the world is facing nowadays and fortifying food with essential nutrients is a cost-efficient way to address this issue. To improve food fortification data availability for the global health and development sectors, the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Iodine Global Network (IGN) and Micronutrient Forum have launched the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) tool.

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