ICBD 2019


The 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from October 23-26, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Health for All: Accelerate Efforts for Birth Defects Prevention and Care”.

Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects and preterm birth and improve care of those affected, the goal of these biennial conferences has been to provide specific practical tools and approaches that developing country participants can use to implement and strengthen surveillance and health care delivery and influence policy and funding in support when they return to their respective countries.