World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day (WBDD), observed on March 3 each year, unites people and organizations working in the field of birth defects, also known as congenital anomalies, congenital disorders or congenital conditions. There are many types of birth defects and this day recognizes collective voice in raising awareness for all birth defects. 

In 2010, the World Health Assembly – WHO – adopted its Birth Defects Resolution, urging Member States to develop expertise and build capacity since there was a concern on “the high number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths occurring worldwide and by the large contribution of neonatal mortality to under-five mortality”, so they recognized “the importance of birth defects as a cause of stillbirths and neonatal mortality”. 

EJP RD is happy to join this campaign and raise awareness on Birth Defects together with the other hundreds organizations worldwide.

At 10:00 PST, 13:00 EST, 19:00 CET, MotherToBaby is going live to answer questions about birth defects.

At 11:00 EST, 17:00 CET, you can join the Twitter Chat by following the @worldbdday account and using the #WorldBDDay hashtag.

#WordBirthDefectsDay #WDD #WBDDay #manybirthdefects1voice