7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World
Birth Defects in the Post-MDG Era: Joining Hands for Prevention and Care
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA SERENA HOTEL
September 21 – 24, 2015
About the conference
Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects and preterm birth and care of those affected, the goal of these biennial conferences has been to provide specific practical tools and approaches that developing country participants can use to implement and strengthen surveillance and health care delivery and influence policy and funding in support when they return to their respective countries.
Previous conferences: Cebu, Philippines (2013); Lodz, Poland (2011); New Delhi, India (2009); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007); Beijing, China (2005); Johannesburg, South Africa, (2001)
Who Should Attend
Health care providers, policy makers, researchers, donors, parent-patient organizations, other NGOs and youth volunteers from across the world interested in strengthening reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, with a focus on the prevention of birth defects, preterm birth and associated disabilities.
ICBD7 (2015) will be organized around the following topics, with the focus of each being on the presentation of successful best practices/models of prevention and care of birth defects and premature birth in East Africa and around the world.