IF General Assembly selects new IF Board Members and approves expansion of IF Membership

October 19, 2015   World

International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus | Source

Brussels—voting new IF membersOn Friday 16 October 2015, IF’s General Assembly (GA) took place in Italy. This year, we had to say goodbye to IF Board Members Jackie Bland, Maarit Fjellhaug and David Diaz Garcia. We would like to thank them all for their most valued contributions to IF’s work. , 

The GA unanimously approved the new IF Board Members Emma Suarez (Spain), Cato Lie (Norway) and Dr. František Horn (Slovakia). In addition to the selection of the new IF Board Members, the GA also fully approved the applications of 6 Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus associations. IF now has new member organisations in China, Latvia, Spain (Murcia), Tanzania, South-Africa and Zambia. This means that the IF membership currently consists of 57 members worldwide.


The new IF members are:

China Association of Persons with physical Disabilities (CAPPD)

Latvijas spina bifida un hidrocefālijas biedrība (LSBH)

Asociación Murciana de padres con hijos de Espina Bífida e Hidrocefalia (AMUPHEB)

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Tanzania (ASBAHT)

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus - South Africa (ASBAH-SA)

Zambia Association for Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (ZAHSB)