International Centre for Birth Defects and Prematurity (ICBD)

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History

1989, Bergen (Norway), as International Centre for Birth Defects (ICBD). Previously also referred to as Alessandra Lisi International Centre on Birth Defects and Prematurity -- Centro Internazionale Difetti Congeniti e Prematurità. Acts as Coordinating Centre of International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR). No activities reported since 2012.

Aims

Act in the field of maternal and child health promotion, especially for prevention of birth defects, prematurity, and adverse reproductive outcomes; promote and coordinate epidemiologic research in public health; assist the Clearinghouse in bringing together birth defect programmes from around the world so as to conduct worldwide surveillance and research to prevent birth defects and ameliorate their consequences.

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Activities

Operates international programme for regular exchange of information on birth defects in populations covered by the surveillance and research programmes; cooperates in investigations and research; conducts joint epidemiological studies of the causes of birth defects; advances skills in surveillance and research into the occurrence of birth defects; provides training; conducts assessments of preventive interventions.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 23 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Malformations
  • Society
    • Infants

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

E1732

Last News Received

1. Jun 2012
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