2021 THEME

WSBHD21: Unlock Your Right to Health


Health is an enabler of inclusion. Article 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) states that “persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability”.

The right to health in accordance with article 25 of the UNCRPD is a high priority for IF and the global SBH community. Access to timely diagnosis, to information, treatment and multidisciplinary care is still unattainable for many in the global SBH community. With stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness creating further barriers to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. Therefore, IF shares with you the theme for the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2021: is “Unlock your Right to Health”.

Join IF in unlocking the right to health! 



In a nutshell: 

·      Share the WSBHD21 Toolkit with your members and partners!

·      Participate in IF's WSBHD21 main event and IF Member Associations side-events!

·      Support IF, small or big, in its mission to advocate for the rights of individuals with  Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus through donation!

As every year, IF is looking forward to joining its Members and the SBH community to celebrate this important day. Therefore, IF has developed key messages (both as text and as posters in PNG format) to facilitate raising awareness on #WSBHD21. The barriers may vary between communities and individuals but the goal of advancing the right to health for all individuals with SBH remains the same. We invite you all to get involved and spread the word with the WSBHD21 theme “Unlock your Right to Health”, IF invites SBH associations, individuals with SBH and their families and any other interested stakeholders to explore the barriers to the right to health in their communities and the solutions needed to overcome them.

For the celebration of this WSBHD, IF also launches a drawing contest on this year's theme and invites the SBH community to: Let your imagination run wild and draw “Unlock your Right to Health”! You can find more information about the contest here

When you share messages, posters or your challenge, please do not forget to tag IF so we receive the notification of your contribution. In this way, we can more easily join forces to celebrate the #WSBHD21.

All the necessary information and links about the posters, #HappyWSBHD challenge and IF social media accounts can be found in the social media toolkit.


You will find all the materials and information for the celebration of #WSBHD21 in this social media toolkit.

The toolkit is also available in Swahili here and in Spanish here.


All the materials and social media toolkit published by IF intends to facilitate everyone to join us and celebrate #WSBHD21​ so please, feel free to share this information widely among your network.

For any general question about WSBHD 2021, please send an email to info@ifglobal.org

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