World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day 2023



On October 25 we celebrate the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day (WSBHD)!

The aim of the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day is to raise awareness and understanding about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. On this day, we also advocate and promote the rights of persons with these conditions.

Why Did we Choose this Theme?

Our vision is to create an inclusive society that ensures the human rights of persons with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH) are respected, and their contributions are celebrated across all aspects of life, while striving for equality at every level and for every individual.

‚ÄčThe UNCRPD represents a major milestone in the continued advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities. The convention outlines the human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities and the obligations of States Parties to the UNCRPD to advance and protect those rights.

‚ÄčAccessibility and inclusion present frequent challenges for individuals with SBH. With stigma, discrimination, and a lack of awareness creating additional barriers to the full participation in life’s opportunities.

‚ÄčEnsuring accessibility is of paramount importance for the spina bifida and hydrocephalus community. Accessible environments, adequate healthcare, social services, and opportunities empower individuals with SBH to fully participate in society, realise their potential, and lead fulfilling lives. When accessibility is prioritised, barriers that hinder inclusion are dismantled, fostering a more equitable and compassionate world where every individual can thrive and be recognized for their invaluable contributions.#AccessibilityForAll

Join IF in promoting – Accessibility for All!

Get Involved –> https://www.worldspinabifidahydrocephalusday.com/2023-theme

The WSBHD23 activities can be found here: https://www.worldspinabifidahydrocephalusday.com/activities-2023