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On 25 October, the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day, we would like to raise the global awareness using "25 Facts about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus". Share! #WSBHD visit: http://www.worldspinabifidahydrocephalusday.com/ Photos copy: IF (Monday Agbonzee, Aurélie Geurts)

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Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects, with an average worldwide incidence of cases per 1000 births, but certain populations have a significantly greater incidence.

Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects, with an average worldwide incidence of 1–2 cases per 1000 births, but certain populations have a significantly greater incidence.

Member States are urged to develop expertise and to build capacity on the prevention of birth defects and care of children with birth defects. WHO Resolution Birth Defects Global Awareness, Birth, Children, Young Children, Boys, Being A Mom, Child, Kids, Children's Comics
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Member States are urged to develop expertise and to build capacity on the prevention of birth defects and care of children with birth defects. WHO Resolution Birth Defects WHA63.17 (2010)

“Birth defects are not still recognised as priorities in public health”. WHO Resolution Birth Defects Global Awareness, Public Health, Disability, Priorities, Did You Know, Birth, World, Being A Mom, Nativity
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“Birth defects are not still recognised as priorities in public health”. WHO Resolution Birth Defects WHA63.17 (2010)

More research in adults is needed to better understand the late- onset secondary conditions associated with Spina Bifida and the longitudinal effects of childhood procedures. Global Awareness, Disability, Research, Did You Know, Knowing You, Conditioner, Childhood, Wellness, Search
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More research in adults is needed to better understand the late- onset secondary conditions associated with Spina Bifida and the longitudinal effects of childhood procedures.

The transition of children and adolescents to the adult healthcare system is a major issue for people with Spina Bifida. Global Awareness, Adolescence, Health Care, Children, People, Young Children, Boys, Child, Kids
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The transition of children and adolescents to the adult healthcare system is a major issue for people with Spina Bifida.

Regular physical activity is important for all people, but especially for those with conditions that affect movement, such as Spina Bifida.

Regular physical activity is important for all people, but especially for those with conditions that affect movement, such as Spina Bifida.

People with Spina Bifida get around in different ways. Some can walk without any aids or assistance, while others may need braces, crutches or walkers or a wheelchair.

People with Spina Bifida get around in different ways. Some can walk without any aids or assistance, while others may need braces, crutches or walkers or a wheelchair.

Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus do not go away when a child reaches adulthood. Multidisciplinary care and life-long support are needed for adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Global Awareness, Going Away, Did You Know, Knowing You, Children, Day, Life, Young Children, Boys
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Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus do not go away when a child reaches adulthood. Multidisciplinary care and life-long support are needed for adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

The causes of Spina Bifida are not known and it can occur in any pregnancy, even with timely and adequate folic acid use. Global Awareness, Folic Acid, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Planning Resources, Conceiving
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The causes of Spina Bifida are not known and it can occur in any pregnancy, even with timely and adequate folic acid use.

Hydrocephalus is most commonly treated by placement of a shunt. After surgery all patients and carers should be given clear instructions as to what symptoms to look out for and when to contact their doctor. Global Awareness, After Surgery, Did You Know, Knowing You, That Look
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Hydrocephalus is most commonly treated by placement of a shunt. After surgery all patients and carers should be given clear instructions as to what symptoms to look out for and when to contact their doctor.

You can be born with Hydrocephalus, but you can also acquire it later in life. For instance due to an infection or traumatic brain injury, or older adults can develop Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Normal Pressure, Global Awareness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Did You Know, Knowing You, Life

You can be born with Hydrocephalus, but you can also acquire it later in life. For instance due to an infection or traumatic brain injury, or older adults can develop Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the head caused by a disturbance of formation, flow or absorption. Cerebrospinal Fluid, Global Awareness, Did You Know, Knowing You, Flow
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Hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the head caused by a disturbance of formation, flow or absorption.

Spina Bifida is a birth defect which affects the development of a baby’s spine during the first 28 days of a pregnancy. Timely and adequate use of folic acid supplements can reduce the risk of Spina Bifida occurring in pregnancy. Global Awareness, Folic Acid, Baby Development, 28 Days, Birth, Pregnancy, Being A Mom, Pregnancy Planning Resources
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Spina Bifida is a birth defect which affects the development of a baby’s spine during the first 28 days of a pregnancy. Timely and adequate use of folic acid supplements can reduce the risk of Spina Bifida occurring in pregnancy.

Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects, with an average worldwide incidence of cases per 1000 births, but certain populations have a significantly greater incidence.

Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects, with an average worldwide incidence of 1–2 cases per 1000 births, but certain populations have a significantly greater incidence.

Approximately 1 in every 500 children born in the United States has hydrocephalus. Global Awareness, Did You Know, Knowing You, United States, Children, Day, Young Children, Boys, Child
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Approximately 1 in every 500 children born in the United States has hydrocephalus.

You should not feel sorry for children and adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, but show them your support. Join pu-sh.org! Global Awareness, Join, Feelings, Children, Young Children, Boys, Child, Kids, Children's Comics
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You should not feel sorry for children and adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, but show them your support. Join pu-sh.org!