We would like to invite you for our conference "Healthcare for persons with disabilities: home and abroad" to discuss the real impact of EU Health policies on patients with disabilities. During the event we will be presenting our two latest reports: "Impact of cross-border healthcare on persons with disabilities and chronic conditions" and "Right to health: Reality for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus". Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to receive pdf versions. Access the agenda and the invitation.


Where: Brussels, European Parliament, Altierro Spinelli, Room A4F384
When: 25 January 2017, from 12-14h.
How to register: please send your full name, nationality, date of birth and ID number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 18 January 2017. 

IMG 1893 900For World Folic Acid Awareness Week, which takes place this year from January 9th -15th, we invite you to explore the new pages on the IF website that are part of our Global Prevention Initiative (GPI). Most of you will know that Folic Acid is key to reducing the risk of most neural tube defects (NTDs), but do you know when to start taking it? Do you know the difference between Folic Acid and folate, and why both supplementation and fortification are essential? Don't forget to check out the facts and misconception on our Folic Acid page, and to learn more about high risk women. For instance, did you know that diabetes and obesity can increase the risk in pregnancy that a baby will develop an NTD?

mother earth 600x400From 2017, every January the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will work with its member organisations, partners and supporters to promote World Folic Acid Awareness Week as part of the IF Global Prevention Initiative (GPI) to reduce the worldwide risk of NTDs and Hydrocephalus. We are asking for your support once again, by joining our united effort to raise awareness of this import global public health issue. From January 9th -15th we will mark the very first World Folic Acid Awareness Week.

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