lieven20 June 2017 // Last week, from 13 to 15 June 2017, the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. IF was represented by our Deputy Secretary General, Ewa Kampelmann, and Secretary General Lieven Bauwens.

Two IF presidents sm18 June 2017 // Both former IF President Pierre Mertens and founding President Björn Rundström are fathers of daughters with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Their ongoing dedication to IF has been inspired by Liesje and Eva. This year, they met in Uppsala, Sweden, where Pierre decided to interview Björn, to learn more about the beginnings of IF.

Captura de pantalla 2017 06 13 a las 16.20.1813 June 2017 // Today, IF publishes its Annual Report 2016. Using our 3 strategic objectives, primary prevention, right to health and community building, we highlight the activities we undertook last year to help improve the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families, and to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects and hydrocephalus worldwide.

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