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Birth defects surveillance training: facilitator's guide

World Health Organization (WHO), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR), (2015)

The goal of this course is to provide participants with the foundational skills needed to begin the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of a congenital anomalies surveillance programme, in particular for countries with limited resources. It focuses on the methodology needed to develop either population-based or hospital based surveillance programmes. A set of congenital anomalies will be used as examples throughout this course. The specific examples used are typically severe enough that they would probably be captured within the first few days after birth, have a significant public health impact and, for some of them, have the potential for primary prevention.

Breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

The purpose of this document is to provide interim recommendations to guide breastfeeding practices in the context of Zika virus. A systematic review of evidence will be conducted in March 2016 to revise and update these recommendations. Also available in arabic and chinese. Please download directly from the website.

Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Staples JE, Dziuban EJ, Fischer M, et al, (2016)

A printable copy of the article published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) can be found on the CDC Homepage. Follow the Download Link for redirection to CDC.

Questions and Answers for Pediatric Healthcare Providers: Infants and Zika Virus Infection

Eds.: Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, (2016)

Interim guidelines developed by CDC for healthcare providers in the United States caring for infants born to mothers who while pregnant traveled to or resided in an area with Zika virus transmission. These guidelines include recommendations for the evaluation, testing, and management of infants with and without microcephaly or intracranial calcifications detected.

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