GO FOLIC Campaign Launched on Thursday, 27th August 2015
Spina Bifida Foundation (SBF) and Meyer Organics Pvt. Ltd., in a first of its kind initiative launched a national campaign aimed at increasing awareness of Spina Bifida across the country, which will include a series of on-ground initiatives and multi-media. Spina Bifida, a very common but relatively lesser known birth defect leaves a devastating effect of the child and entire patient’s family. Moreover, it remains highest in India with almost 8 of 1000 live births, when compared with the rest of the world.
The GO FOLIC campaign will help spread this much needed awareness by undertaking activities and campaigns in both cities and villages across the length and breadth of India. GO FOLIC will liaise with State Governments, the Union Health Ministry and WHO India and will undertake a series of activities throughout the next few years.
Speech by Mr. Rohit Shelatkar