Together we are strong

22 December 2017
When Graham Fiegen, the South African neurosurgeon in Cape Town, read Zubeida’s story about Ashley-Ann (see below) he wrote:  ASBAH( the South Africa spina bifida association) is one of the…
In Sudan, our local parent group, the Spina Bifida Federal Association (SBFA), decided to celebrate the International day for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in their own way. On the 2nd…
Not yet. Hizkiel, the son of Beza, the chair person of SBH Hope , the Ethiopian spina bifida en hydrocephalus association shows us how we can control the growth of…
IF and Child-Help organised in Mombasa their biannual African workshop. 90 participants from Nigeria to Sudan and even from The Philippines shared their findings and expertise. The long cooperation with…

Exhausted in pain

16 November 2017
Pierre Mertens tells his story from the three worlds in which he has spent his life. "I am a visual artist and therefore I illustrated this essay with images of artworks…

In between two chairs

28 October 2017
In Dublin, I was looking for collaboration with the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), a 6O-year-old umbrella organization for spinal injuries. ISCoS started after the Second World War for the…
25th of October: Here in Mombasa and all over the world we celebrate world Spina Bifida Day: putting attention to half a million new born babies with neural tube defects,…
Child-Help supports APEBI, the spina bifida association from Argentina, to expand the Latin American and the Caribbean Network for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. This summer a delegation visited Ecuador, to…

When the puzzle fits

28 August 2017
The German paediatrician Dr. Theresa Harbauer invited Pierre Mertens to Haydom to attend a seminar about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Haydom is a small town in the middle of Tanzania,…
Lieven Bauwens, chairman of our partner-organization IF, the International Federation for Spine Bifida and Hydrocephalus addressed the member states during a conference of the United Nations. During his speech, he…
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