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The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Priorities in developing countries

Lieven Bauwens

Abstract


The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is the global umbrella organisation for national and regional spina bifida and hydrocephalus associations. IF has 50 members, representing people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus from 46 countries. IF’s mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with these disabilities and to decrease the incidence of spina bifida and hydrocephalus by primary prevention. IF’s members share this mission and work locally to achieve these goals. 


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Lieven Bauwens, Secretary General, International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Brussels, Belgium

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International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus; Developing countries

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2014;104(4):318. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8202

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-03-17
Date published: 2014-03-18

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