Module 1: Introduction to Congenital Anomalies Surveillance
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- describe the purpose and importance of public health surveillance for congenital anomalies.
Note: This module is linked to Chapter 1 of WHO/CDC/ICBDSR Birth defects surveillance: a manual for programme managers.
Evaluation Questions 1
- Define congenital anomalies.
- Define public health surveillance.
- What is a primary goal of a congenital anomalies surveillance programme?
- Which of the following is NOT an objective of a surveillance programme for congenital anomalies?
- What are two main types of congenital anomalies surveillance programmes?
- True or false: Two minor anomalies are considered a major anomaly.
- True or false: In some cases, internal anomalies have external manifestations that allow the observer to suspect its diagnosis.
- What is an example of a risk factor associated with congenital anomalies?
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