World Folic Acid Awareness Week 2023
What is the World Folic Acid Awareness Week (WFAAW)?
Every January, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) works with its member organisations, partners and supporters to promote the World Folic Acid Awareness Week as part of the IF Global Prevention Initiative (IFGPI) and as a prevention campaign to raise awareness about preventable Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) such as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus through folic acid supplements, staple foods fortified with folic acid or foods rich in folate, the natural form of folic acid.
This year the World Folic Acid Awareness Week (WFAAW) week will be observed from 2nd to 8th January 2023.
For the occasion of World Folic Acid Awareness Week, IF has developed a social media toolkit, key messages, and will organize a global webinar to help us spread the word about World Folic Acid Awareness Week (#WFAAW23).
Join in IF’s global webinar on the topic Preventing Birth Defects and Saving Lives: Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida, Anencephaly to help us spread the word about WFAAW.
This webinar aims to trigger a deeper understanding of the importance of mandatory food fortification with folic acid for prevention of birth defects. In order to maintain the momentum in 2023, IF intends to seize the opportunity to transform how the world addresses the challenges of malnutrition and the prevention of neural tube defects.
As a result, we would like to extend an invitation to you to take part in the webinar on January 6.
In this webinar, we have 10 speakers who are all champions for food fortification and will offer their perspectives for a healthier, stronger, and smarter future for all.
Looking forward to your esteemed presence.
Title: Preventing Birth Defects and Saving Lives: Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida, Anencephaly
Session 1: Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida, Anencephaly: Advocacy
Session 2: Implementation of Mandatory Food Fortification in Practice
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: 9 AM EST (New York) | 3 PM CET (Brussels)| 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)
Duration: 2 hours
Kindly find attached all the materials related #WFAAW23 and the for the webinar Preventing Birth Defects and Saving Lives: Folic acid-preventable Spina Bifida, Anencephaly below:
Register by clicking on this link – https://bit.ly/WFAAW23
With you, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus anticipates an exciting start to the New Year.