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World Birth Defects Day Aims To Raise Awareness, Reduce Stigma, Increase Prevention

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Birth Defects Day Raises Global Awareness of Birth Defects
Pamela Costa of the CDC Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders writes, “On March 3, 2015, 34 countries on five continents joined together to support the inaugural World Birth Defects Day. With the goal to raise global awareness about the prevalence and severity of birth defects worldwide, participants reached nearly 3.4 million people via social media platforms … The goals for World Birth Defects Day 2016 (March 3, 2016) are to raise awareness about birth defects, reduce stigma, and increase opportunities for prevention…” (3/1).