This day aims to raise #awareness of birth defects, their #causes, and their #impact around the world.
Every year, about 8 million babies worldwide are born with a birth defect and around 40 babies are affected in Malta. Many of the birth defects can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition including an adequate intake of the vitamin folic acid and appropriate vaccination.
The Malta Congenital Anomalies Register has released a Fact Sheet with a focus on orofacial clefts.
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