women children spina bifida hydrocephalus27 October 2017 // This Saturday, October 28, marks the 1st anniversary of the launch of IF’s Global Prevention Initiative (IFGPI). The prevention of folic acid preventable Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) and Hydrocephalus presents us with a worldwide challenge that we all share, and the goal of the IFGPI is to improve awareness and global action. Over the past year we have been working to develop both national and international networks, promote mandatory fortification with folic acid, increase knowledge and understanding of prevention measures, and increase accessibility to key educational information.

wsbhd news25 October 2017 // Today we celebrate the 6th World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day. This year we are raising awareness about the importance of taking care of both the physical and mental health of people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and the well-being of their families and carers. That is why we call for an integrated approach to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus care, which includes psychologists and mental health professionals.

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