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World Birth Defects Day

by March of Dimes category: Health

“Birth defects affect 1 in 33 infants worldwide. It’s a major cause of death/disability. Lend your voice! #worldbdday http://thndr.it/1Ab9njC

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This campaign ended on March 03, 2015 at 9AM

World Birth Defects Day

Every year nearly 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. Half of these birth defects (1 in 33) 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 prevention, care and research worldwide.

What can you do to help?

  • Add your voice to raise awareness. Register with your social media account and Thunderclap will post 1 message for you.
  • Join the buzzday on Twitter, March 3, 2015 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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March of Dimes
@modhealthtalk

An international group of 12 organizations working together to address this global problem has created this first ever World Birth Defects Day to raise awareness of their efforts.

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