3 January 2018 // A newly published study looked at the differences between two groups of babies treated for Hydrocephalus. 49 of the babies were randomly selected to receive shunts and 51 were assigned to endoscopic treatment. The researchers found no significant differences between the two groups in the areas of cognition, motor skills or language skills. The study took place at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda and the lead authors of the publication are IF expert Dr. Benjamin Warf, Dr. Abhaya V. Kulkarni, and Dr. Steven J. Schiff.

fb cover WFAAW20182 January 2018 // IF Global Prevention Initiative will kick off World Folic Acid Awareness Week 2018, from 8-14 January! We ask you to join this year’s World Awareness Week on Folic Acid to increase the prevention of Neural Tube Defects! Show your support on your social media channels and use our Toolkit to find inspiration. We also ask you to sign up for our Thunderclap Campaign to promote our message. Share with friends, family and colleagues, and together let’s make a difference!

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31 December 2017 // As the year 2017 comes to an end, we wanted to greet 2018 by sending our best wishes to all of you.

We are sure that 2018 will be a very good year so we kindly ask you to keep an eye on IF's work and to stay informed about upcoming projects such as the next new phase of Smarter Futures or our campaign for the 2018 World Folic Acid Awareness Week.

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