World Birth Defects Day (WBDD), observed on March 3 each year, unites people and organizations 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 our collective voice in raising awareness for all birth defects.
- To learn more, go to “The WBDD Movement.”
- To join as a WBDD partner, fill out the partner form.
- As a partner, see how you can participate this year: Resource Guide for WBDD 2024
- And check out our recent posts on social media!
WBDD 2024 Activities and Events
Partner engagement opportunities, including webinars, Twitter chat, Facebook live event, are available here.
|Friday, March 1st @ 11am EST
Join us on X and Threads for a live chat in English and Spanish to raise awareness about birth defects worldwide.
|Friday, March 1st @ 1 pm EST
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)/MotherToBaby presents a free online webinar for healthcare providers. Special guest Dr. Sura Alwan, co-director of TERIS at the University of Washington will be presenting on the topic of “Pregnancy Exposures and Birth Defect: What Have We Learned?”
Follow this link to register for free.
|Monday, March 4th @ 8 am EST
Join the WHO, Children’s Heartlink, Operation Smile, and many more organizations in a discussion of addressing birth defects inequities through prevention, lifesaving, and lifelong care. Learn more about advancing equitable access to health services and advocacy.
Click on this link to register today.