Birth Defects Surveillence Training

Facilitator's Guide

June 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    21st June 2016
  • ISBN 9789241549288
  • Language English
  • Pages 122 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The goal of this course is to provide participants with the foundational skills needed to begin the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of a congenital anomalies surveillance program, in particular for countries with limited resources. It focuses on the methodology needed to develop either population-based or hospital-based surveillance programs. A set of congenital anomalies will be used as examples throughout this course. The specific examples used are typically severe enough that they would probably be captured within the first few days after birth, have a significant public health impact and, for some of them, have the potential for primary prevention. This course is designed for individuals who are directly involved in the development, implementation and daily activities related to congenital anomalies surveillance programs in their countries and who will directly teach others.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.