World Birth Defects Day
The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and 11 other international organisations working on birth defects created the first World Birth Defects Day (WorldBDDay) on 3 March 2015 to to raise awareness of this serious global health concern and advocate for increased monitoring of the occurrence of birth defects, research to find causes and improve prevention, and promote care to help children and adults with birth defects improve their quality of life and participation in society.
All stakeholders, including individuals with birth defects and their families, the public, governments, non-governmental and civil society organizations, policymakers, researchers, and health care providers around the world, are encouraged to make this a truly inclusive and wide-reaching global awareness event.
If your organisation wants to help us in our efforts, please fill out the Application Form today and tell us how you will support WorldBDDay!
In 2019, the theme of WorldBDDay was “Many birth defects, one voice”. On Twitter, you can search for the hashtags: #Manybirthdefects1voice and #WorldBDDay to find related messages.
You can still organise a WorldBDDay 2019 event (e.g., scientific meeting, educational meeting, or leisure event such as a marathon), yet to qualify as an officially related event, it has to take place before April 30th, 2019.