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Birth Defects Surveillance Toolkit

Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, the Birth Defects Surveillance Toolkit is primarily for use by low- and middle-resource countries developing or strengthening birth defects surveillance programs.

Birth Defects Surveillance Manual
The Birth Defects Surveillance Manual is intended to serve as a tool for the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of birth defects surveillance programs, particularly for countries with limited resources. The focus of the manual is on population-based and hospital-based surveillance programs.

Birth Defects Quick Reference Handbook (QRH)
The Birth Defects QRH is a companion tool to the Birth Defects Surveillance Manual and is intended to aid in classifying birth defects.

Birth Defects Surveillance Facilitator’s Guide
The Birth Defects Surveillance Facilitator’s Guide is a companion course to the Birth Defects Surveillance Manual, for use in train-the-trainer programs. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the foundational skills needed to develop population-based or hospital based surveillance programs.


At a Glance PDF Cover

At-A-Glance [3 MB, 2 Pages, Print Only]
Overview of neural tube defects and the Birth Defects COUNT initiative.


Folic Acid Fact Sheet

Folic Acid Fact Sheet [1 MB, 2 Pages, Print Only]
Overview of neural tube defects, folic acid, and prevention strategies.


Blood Folate Concentrations and the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects

Blood Folate Concentrations and the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects [2 MB, 2 Pages, Print Only]
Overview of blood folate concentrations and the prevention of neural tube defects.