What tools exist for diagnosis & coding?

June 20, 2019

Our Global Birth Defects initiative has gathered into its resource inventory essential atlases, manuals, and instructional tools under our Diagnosis and Coding section. One of the ready-to-use instructional manuals—a guide for the description and classification of congenital limb defects—comes from ... Read more

Phase I testing begins

June 3, 2019

Phase I testing of our App began June 1 and continues throughout this month. During this phase, expert clinician reviewers will download, register, and use the Basic Version of the App. These reviewers will provide feedback through a questionnaire that ... Read more

Have You Heard of ECLAMC?

May 28, 2019

Have you heard about the birth surveillance network in Latin America called ECLAMC? ECLAMC stands for Estudio Colaborative Latino Americano de Malformaciones Congénitas—Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations. Their network of hospitals voluntarily register infants with malformations. Their approach ... Read more

Looking for Resources?

May 15, 2019

Did you know that our website contains a comprehensive resource inventory for improving congenital anomaly surveillance in low-resource areas? We have a section dedicated to registration manuals and software. If you are a programme manager in a health surveillance system, ... Read more

Workshops Promote Zest for Fun

February 28, 2019 - The newly launched Global Birth Defects website has been funded by ZikaPLAN. We are therefore happy to mark World Birth Defects Day by highlighting actions to address birth defects caused by the Zika virus. Today, we ... Read more

The launch of the Global Birth Defects Website on 12 December 2018!

Welcome. See our inventory of birth defect surveillance tools and resources.