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Today is the First Annual World Birth Defects Day

Throughout the month of March, Speak Now for Kids is celebrating Medicaid Matters for Kids Month with posts highlighting the importance of Medicaid in children’s access to health care.


 

WBDD_ribbon.jpg March 3 is the first annual World Birth Defects Day.

 Created by a network of 12 global health organizations, World Birth Defects Day will help raise awareness about  birth defects prevention and care as well as improve the care of affected children.

Some of the more than 8 million babies born worldwide with a serious birth defect, like cerebral palsy, each year are the children you’ll meet during the Medicaid Matters for Kids’ Month. To help shine the spotlight on this serious global problem, organizations like the March of Dimes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are asking people to use social media as a way to help spread the word.

Do you have a personal story regarding a child with a birth defect? Share your story via Twitter using #WorldBDDay or the Stories About Kids Health Care page.

 


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