International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

PMNCH constituency

Non-governmental organization

Focal point

Mrs Katalijne van Diest

Position

Health focus

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Maternal/Reproductive Health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Strategic objective(s)

  • Broker knowledge and innovation for action
  • Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement
  • Promote accountability for resources and results

Mission statement

The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is the worldwide umbrella organization for national and regional organizations for and of people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families. This unique network serves as the knowledge base for IF's activities, both in the developed as developing world. It is the platform for discussions on ethics, prevention, food fortification, new developments in treatment and care, social inclusion, and ensures that people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus (SBH) have a voice at global level.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Website:

Organization e-mail:

info@ifglobal.org

Full address:

Cellebroersstraat 16, 1000 Brussels

Country:

Belgium

Telephone:

+32 25 02 04 13

Number of staff:

7

Scope of work:

International

Year established:

2004

WHO Region:

Europe