Grain Market4 January 2018 // In its December’s edition the Milling and Grain Magazine published an article on Smarter Futures, written by IF Programme Manager Global Prevention Martine Austin on behalf of IF, highlighting the importance of food fortification to eradicate malnutrition around the world.

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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