Participants Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus meeting in Ecuador7 August 2017 // IF member APEBI from Argentina is dedicated to the project to build a Latin American and the Caribbean Network for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Last month, a delegation visited Ecuador, to help improve the quality of life of persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SB/H) and their families in this country. Health care professionals, parents and young persons with SB/H were invited and participated in the sessions organised at the Hospital León Becerra.

Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities20 July 2017 // The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York has come to an end, and countries have reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During the event, 44 countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of progress at the national and sub-national levels. Representatives of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (SGPwD) were active to ensure that all VNRs had a reference to persons with disabilities.

Dr. Richard Finnell29 June 2017 // Registration is now open for the 10th International Conference on Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), which will take place in Austin, Texas, October 1-4, 2017. This year’s focus will be on genomics of NTDs, developmental biology, clinical consequences of NTDs/Hydrocephalus, and emerging technologies.

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