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Haryana starts state-wide birth defect surveillance


  • Haryana government has initiated state-wide birth defect surveillance in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
  • The surveillance program aims at collecting uniform data and is the first step in figuring out a primary prevention for congenital birth defects.
  • In Haryana, birth defect data is being captured from various sources like anemia tracking module, home based post natal care, Special New-born Care Units and about 1% new-born were admitted or diagnosed with birth defects.

Source: HindustanTimes

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