Brief Report From the Folic Acid Fortification Advocacy Team:
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons published a brief report co-authored by ReachAnother’s Founder Marinus Koning and important partners working to reduce cases of neural tube defects.
Excerpt from the report
“During the pandemic, we utilized our unexpectedly available time and the ubiquitous availability of Zoom meetings to organize and launch an international neurosurgical Folic Acid Fortification Advocacy Team. Neurosurgeons contribute to the care of those living with spina bifida and have been advocates for improved quality of life of those affected with spina bifida; however, there has been no formal united global role of neurosurgeons in advocating strategies upstream for primary prevention of NTDs until now. Our goal is to prevent folic acid-preventable spina bifida and other NTDs worldwide through science-based advocacy and raising political will for prevention in countries without folic acid fortification of staple foods.”