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During the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day several activities are organised to take place during October as awareness month. From October 1 to October 30 IF together with IF Members give special attention to regional events with all a different focus to the WSBHD23 theme of this year 'Accessibility for All'. You are invited to take part in the different activities. More details can be found below.

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World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2023 - Conference 'Accessibility for All'

On October 25 the main WSBHD23 Conference takes place. In an online webinar you will learn more about Accessibility4All from people around the world. Click on the link below to Register!

World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2023 CONTEST

Did you know we have a WSBHD Picture, Drawing, Video Contest? We welcome your contributions before October 13!  


WSBHD23 Regional Activities by
IF Members

Associazione Spina Bifida Italia (ASBI) - Italia
ASBI organised a national event, in Milan on 28 and 29 October. The objective is to talk about the quality of life of persons with SBH and on how to make it accessible.

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephelus Association Malaysia (SIBIAM) - Malaysia
SIBIAM organised an event on the 19 October for Spina Bifida families and children at the local hospital. By talking about rehabilitation, they could focus on the accessibility of multidisciplinary care for persons with SBH. 

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Hydrocephalus Association - USA
Different activities were held early November and amongst their various sessions, the accessibility in school system was discussed.

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Festus Fajemilo Foundation - Nigeria 
From 20 to 27 October, a raising-awareness action was done on the theme of Accessibility for All. 

Spina Bifida Derneği - Turkey
On 25 October, IF member association in Turkey, Spina Bifida Derneği, organised an online event with UNICEF to discuss accessibility.

Bangladesh Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Welfare Trust (BHSBWT) - Bangladesh 
Every year, BHSBWT celebrates on October 25. A Continuing Medical Education on folic acid was organized in a hospital. Doctors from various departments showed their interest about the fortification program. 

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Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) - Ireland
SBHI organised an awareness week from 23 to 29 October. Throughout the week, there were interviews with SBH members. These interviews was the opportunity to know more on how to ensure accessibility for all and to play an active role in all areas of life.


Vlaamse Vereniging voor Spina Bifida en Hydrocephalus vzw (VSH) - Belgium
On October 22, an Autumn Walk has been organised. This year, they exchanged on how to live in a healthy and accessible way. 

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus South Africa (ASBAH) - South Africa
On 22 October, ASBAH organised a spectacular walk in Cape Town to celebrate the World Day Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. and to promote accessibility for all.   

Hydrocephalus Association - Zimbabwe 
A raising-awareness activity on accessibility for all has been held at one of the biggest hospitals in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. There were speakers, from the Minister of State, Provincial medical director, Health officials and Profesors from Nust University. This event was mentionned in the news papers and radio.


"A song a city"
The 'P.U.S.H' Livestream 2023 - Created to Connect, Celebrate, and Amplify, the Voices, Stories, and Abilities, of humans across our Community. This years theme is 'Thinking Global, Acting Local'.

Shared Growth Uganda (SGU) - Uganda
On October 4, Shared Growth Uganda was part of an side-event held by a partner from a region with the highest prevalence number of SBH in Uganda. This awareness-raising activity was successful and helped to focus on the importance of accessibility for all.