IF EU WS Sofia sm25 May 2018 // At the IF European Workshop on 19-20 May in Sofia, Bulgaria, our participating members identified the lack of information, awareness and training on Clean Intermittent Catheterisation (CIC) as the most pressing problem to be addressed at national level. Availability of facilities for safe and hygienic CIC of children at schools, accompanied by support of a trained professional (such as a school nurse) is particularly problematic. In addition, training is needed for parents so they can teach their child self catheterisation, starting from a young age.

IDA CRPD SDG training22 May 2018 // A training on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place in Kampala, Uganda, from 10-18 of April. The so called Bridge CRPD-SDG training was organised by the African Disability Forum (ADF) and the National Union of Disabled Persons Uganda (NUDIPU), with the support of the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and their members, and financed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) and CBM.

IF28INDIA9 May 2018 // You can now register for the amazing opportunity to visit India and meet up with international Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus researchers and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical disciplines and experts in the field of neural tube defects prevention. Join us in New Delhi, India, for the 28th International Conference on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Making the Invisible Visible, from August 10-12, 2018!

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