Congenital anomalies

WHO estimates that 270 000 newborns die during the first 28 days of life every year from congenital anomalies; also known as birth defects. The most common severe congenital anomalies are heart defects; neural tube defects and Down syndrome. Many congenital anomalies can be prevented through vaccination; adequate intake of folic acid and iodine; and adequate antenatal care.

Congenital anomalies was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Adrian Bannister