WBDD Activities

Full list of partner engagement opportunities and resources here.

Read these Blogs:

The time has come for prioritizing birth defect prevention and care

Written by: Salimah Walani, Bistra Zheleva, and Vijaya Kancherla

World Health Assembly Resolution for Preventing Micronutrient Deficiencies and Associated Neural Tube Defects — The Power of Partnerships

By Vijaya Kancherla, PhD, Chair, Public Affairs Committee, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention


WBDD 2024 Events:

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. You can use the Online Chat Toolkit to prepare your responses.

Download the WBDD Online Chat Banner and the WBDD Online Chat Flyer to spread the word!

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.



WBDD Birth Defects Matter Campaign
WBDD 2023 Partner Videos


Partner activities:

MotherToBaby Podcast