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Towards an African Platform for Congenital Abnormalities and Birth Defects

Ali Sie of the Centre de Recherche en Sante de Nouna in Burkina Faso aims to demonstrate the feasibility of generating (baseline) data on the frequency of congenital anomalies in rural Africa, including on the variability of head circumference measurements, and for the development of first-line laboratory testing for infectious agents related to congenital anomalies.

More information about Top Priorities for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Africa

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