IF advocates for equal access to health care

The new IF booklet "This is a small story about life and death" is an eye opener to end the violation of rights of children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Unfortunately many children are still, in practice, denied those basic rights and fundamental freedoms that most people take for granted. Even in some places in Europe. Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role to play in promoting and protecting human rights. We urge them to promote and protect the rights of children born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus all over the world. IF sent the booklet to members of the parliament, politicians and organizations and distributed it during conferences.

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This is a small story about life and death (unfortunately, it's not a fairy tale) 

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Vaccine against Meningitis A launched in Burkina Faso

The first meningococcal A vaccine, introduced nationwide in Burkina Faso on 6 December 2010, is expected to eliminate the primary cause of epidemic meningitis in Africa, and will be introduced in all 25 countries of the African "meningitis belt". The vaccine is designed specifically to protect against bacterial meningitis, also known as meningococcal A, which accounts for 80-85% of cases of meningitis in the "meningitis belt". Bacterial meningitis, although caused by other bacteria than meningococcus, is known to be a common cause of Hydrocephalus in developing countries, where it is estimated that more than 60% of the Hydrocephalus cases are post-infectious. The vaccine was developed by the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a cooperation between WHO and PATH. More news here.

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The first meningococcal A vaccine, introduced nationwide in Burkina Faso on 6 December 2010

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Successful awareness walk in Nigeria

The Nigerian foundation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – the Festus Fajemilo Foundation – organized their 3rd Annual Awareness lecture&walk on 11 November 2010. Under the theme ‘Let’s do it Together’ a large group of children with SB/H and their families gathered to walk through the streets of Lagos sensitizing the community on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. The walk was preceded by a lecture on the success, challenges and future of shunt treatment.
The Festus Fajemilo Foundation was set up in 2006 to fight the continuous stigmatization and discrimination against Nigerian children with SB/H and the lack of adequate information. They work together with Dr Bankole at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. Dr Bankole was trained through IF’s iPATH program in the advanced treatment of Hydrocephalus. IF congratulates FFF with this very successful event.
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A large group of children with SB/H and their families gathered to walk through the streets of Lagos.

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