Representatives from I-TECH Malawi attended and presented findings from the Malawi Birth Defects Surveillance Program at the 2023 International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD 2023). ICBD 2023, hosted by the March of Dimes, took place in Santiago, Chile, from 1-4 March 2023.
The conference brought together maternal and child health practitioners and researchers from around the world who presented their latest research, tools, and approaches in surveillance, diagnosis, and care for babies born with birth defects. This year’s theme was “Accelerating Action for Birth Defects and Disabilities: Surveillance, Prevention, Diagnosis, Management and Family-Centered Care.”
The following presentations were given during the conference:
- “Prevalence of Adverse Birth Outcomes and External Birth Defects Among Women Living with HIV in Malawi”
Authors: Bello G, Smith-Sreen J, Williamson D, Taulo F, Kabaghe A, Kerry Thomson K, Kagoli M, Chipeta S, Namakhoma I, Nyirenda R, Babaye Y, Auld A, Kim E, Matatiyo B, Zenengeya E, Muula AS, Nyasulu I, Gomes MF, Chiwala L, Kamzati M, Mkungudza J, Valencia D, Moore C, O’Malley G, Wadonda-Kabondo AN
- “Correct Diagnosis of Birth Defects by Health Facility Staff in Four Facilities in Malawi”
Authors: Malanga SY, Luke Chiwala L, Kamzati M, Valencia D, Mkungudza J, Bello G, Williamson D, Moore C, Thomson K, Ireen Namakhoma I, Gondwe E, Banda F, Sangaya N, Chirwa M, Kagoli M, Chipeta S, Nyirenda R, Zenengeya E, Babaye Y, O’Malley G, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Kabaghe AN
- “Use of Electronic Data Collection and Web-Based Portal to Ensure the Completeness, Timeliness, and Accuracy of Final External Birth Defects Diagnosis in Malawi”
Authors: Chiwala L, Kamzati M, Valencia D, Mkungudza J, Bello G, Williamson D, Moore C, Thomson K, Namakhoma I, Gondwe E, Banda F, Sangaya N, Chirwa M, Kagoli M, Chipeta S, Nyirenda R, Zenengeya E, Babaye Y, O’Malley G, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Kabaghe AN
To learn more about ICBD 2023 conference, please visit the ICBD 2023 website and review the ICBD 2023 Agenda.
*Bolded names indicates presenting author.