World Birth Defects Day
Started in 2015, World Birth Defects Day (WBDD), observed on March 3 each year, unites people andorganizations working in the field of birth defects, also known as congenital anomalies, congenital disorders
or congenital conditions. There are many types of birth defects and this day recognizes all birth defects .
About 8 million babies worldwide are born each year with a serious birth defect. In many countries, birth defects are a leading cause of death among infants and young children. Those who survive may suffer lifelong physical or mental disabilities. These children need access to appropriate treatment and care to reach their full potential in life. The reason for WBDD is to raise awareness of this serious global problem and advocate for more birth defects prevention, surveillance, care, and research. Birth defects affect all races and ethnicities and all nations, but the toll is particularly high in low- and middle-resource countries. Everyone can get involved in raising awareness.
Bahria Town School of Nursing joins hands in raising awareness and dissemination of knowledge related to birth defects for prevention, awareness related to birth defects and raising the quality of life of those living with birth defects.