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Nations Should Improve Congenital Anomalies Surveillance Systems, PAHO/WHO Says On World Birth Defects Day

Pan American Health Organization/WHO: PAHO/WHO calls on countries to strengthen surveillance of birth defects, including microcephaly
“Strengthening surveillance for birth defects will help countries obtain more accurate estimates of the prevalence of microcephaly and other congenital anomalies in newborns, say experts from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). PAHO/WHO is urging countries to invest resources in strengthening such surveillance systems in light of the recent surge of cases of microcephaly reported by Brazil and on the observance of World Birth Defects Day on March 3…” (3/3).