Global Prevention of Neural Tube Defects

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Global Communications Center (Building 19) Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium Roybal Campus

Neural tube defects are serious birth defects of the brain and spine. They are a major cause of death and lifelong disability worldwide. Up to 85 percent of neural tube defects can be prevented if women consume enough folic acid before and during early pregnancy. But worldwide only 15 percent of neural tube defects are prevented.

Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss how fortifying grains with folic acid could prevent these defects. Hear about the challenges and opportunities for these efforts.

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