March 3, 2016 marks the second annual World Birth Defects Day (WBDD). WBDD provides a platform to advocate for increased economic, political, and intellectual support to improve birth defects surveillance, prevention, care, and research by global communities and countries.
Recognizing the importance of birth defects, in 2010 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution urging member states to, among other steps, raise awareness about the importance of birth defects. 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 March 3, 2016 a truly inclusive and wide-reaching global awareness event.
Visit the WBDD page