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The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Priorities in developing countries

L Bauwens


The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is the global umbrella organisation for national and regional spina bifida and hydrocephalus associations. Currently, IF has 50 members, representing people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus from 46 countries. IF’s mission is to increase the quality of life of persons living with disabilities associated with these conditions and to decrease the incidence of these impairments by primary prevention. IF members share this mission and work locally to achieve these goals.
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