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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Reducing Birth Defects: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10839.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Reducing Birth Defects: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10839.
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240 REDUCING THE IMPACT OF BIRTH DEFECTS HbS sickle cell hemoglobin HbSC hemoglobin C HbSE hemoglobin E HbSS sickle cell anemia hCG human chorionic gonadotropin HIV/AIDS human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome HSV herpes simplex virus HSV-1 herpes simplex virus type 1 HSV-2 herpes simplex virus type 2 ICBDMS International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring System IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus IDDs iodine deficiency disorders IEF isoelectric focusing IgM immunoglobulin M INCLEN International Clinical Epidemiology Network IOM Institute of Medicine IQ intelligence quotient KFMI Korean Federation of Medical Insurance MCH maternal and child health MMR measles-mumps-rubella NGOs nongovernmental organizations NTD neural tube defect O-B Ortolani-Bariow PATH Program for Appropriate Technology in Health PCR polymerase chain reaction PDA patent ductus arteriosus PKU phenylketonuria PS pulmonary stenosis RA 27/3 rubella vaccine RBC red blood ce! SCD sickle cell disease SPF sun protection factor STDs sexually transmitted diseases STI sexually transmitted infections TDR Research and Training in Tropical Diseases UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization VSD ventricular septal defect WHO WorId Health Organization

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Each year more than 4 million children are born with birth defects. This book highlights the unprecedented opportunity to improve the lives of children and families in developing countries by preventing some birth defects and reducing the consequences of others. A number of developing countries with more comprehensive health care systems are making significant progress in the prevention and care of birth defects. In many other developing countries, however, policymakers have limited knowledge of the negative impact of birth defects and are largely unaware of the affordable and effective interventions available to reduce the impact of certain conditions. Reducing Birth Defects: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World includes descriptions of successful programs and presents a plan of action to address critical gaps in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of birth defects in developing countries. This study also recommends capacity building, priority research, and institutional and global efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of birth defects in developing countries.

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