Lea roues de secoursLéa Bayekula (22), born with Spina Bifida, is a graphics student in real life and a wheelchair athlete who wants to join the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. The challenges she meets in her daily life have become the basis of a fictional story, in which she is a journalist in Brussels. While following Léa doing her job, the story highlights the lack of accessibility in the capital city of Belgium, in particular of public transport.

vitamins5 April 2018 // A special issue has been published of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, which focuses entirely on "Folate status in women and neural tube defect risk reduction". It contains 10 open access articles which were developed as part of a Technical Consultation initiated by the Micronutrient Forum, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

IF45F4 April 2018 // UNICEF launched a new report and campaign, “Every Child ALIVE”, which focuses on newborn deaths and the urgent need to prevent this from happening. Every day, 7,000 newborn babies are dying. IF responded by showing its support to the initiative, but also by expressing its concern about the lack of focus on the extremely vulnerable group of newborns with birth defects and disabilities and the discrimination they face in access to healthcare.

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