Today is the 5th World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day!

October 25, 2016   World

International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus | Source


The aim of the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day is to raise awareness and understanding and to advocate and promote the rights of persons with these conditions. Here is the WSBHD toolkit on how to become part of it. IF’s members have been celebrating it since 2012. Have a look at this year’s activities worldwide


On this occasion, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus is glad to share with you our upcoming Global Prevention Initiative that will be officially launched by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium on 28 October at the Turning Points conference. Check our Facebook to be updated on the possibility to follow the conference online.

The Global Prevention Initiative (GPI) aims to tackle the primary prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) and hydrocephalus as a united global community. Its goal is to unite all relevant organisations, NGOs, Governments, policy makers, health services, health professionals and individuals around the world to maximize the risk reduction of NTDs and hydrocephalus.
Help us to create awareness for the launch of the GPI on 28 October 2016, support our Thunderclap campaign and download the GPI Social Media toolkitand spread the word online!