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Birth Defects COUNT is a global initiative to reduce neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are serious birth defects of the brain and spine. They are a major cause of death and lifelong disability worldwide.

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Video: Folic Acid Fortification


This documentary short chronicles the hard work behind folic acid fortification in the United States and its positive effects on the health and well-being of so many children and families.


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