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!

Throughout the year, you can also follow the social media accounts of WorldBDDay on Facebook and on Twitter. When posting messages on social media, please use #WorldBDDay, so your posts can be easily found, liked and shared!