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World Birth Defects Day 2016

by CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities category: Health

“Birth defects affect 3-5% of infants worldwide. It’s a major cause of death/disability. Lend your voice! #worldbdday http://thndr.me/T2Iuvg

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This campaign ended on March 03, 2016 at 9AM

World Birth Defects Day 2016

Every year, nearly 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. Half of these birth defects (3-5%) will be detected soon after birth. The other half will be diagnosed during the first years of life. In many countries, birth defects are one of the leading causes of death in infants and young children. Babies who survive and live with these conditions are at an increased risk for long-term disabilities. 

The goal of the campaign is to expand birth defects surveillance, prevention, care and research worldwide.

What can you do to help?

• Lend your voice to raise awareness! Register with your social media account and Thunderclap will post a 1 time message for you on March 3rd.

• Join the buzzday on Twitter, March 3, 2016 using the hashtag #worldbdday. We want to see you there. Plan to send one or more messages using the #WorldBDDay tag at some point during the day. Please retweet both promotional and day-of messages to build our buzz for the day. Remember to include the #WorldBDDay tag in all messages that you/your organization posts on this topic.    

For more information on birth defects, visit:

http://icbdsr.org/

http://cdc.gov/ncbddd

http://www.nbdpn.org/

http://www.eurocat-network.eu/

http://www.marchofdimes.org/baby/birth-defects.aspx


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CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to helping people live to the fullest. Much of our work focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.

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