Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2017, Page: 56-62
Birth Defects: A Review on Global Action Plans on Maternal and Child Health Care
Siti Syairah Mohd Mutalip, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sg. Buloh Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
Sharaniza Ab Rahim, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sg. Buloh Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
Mohd Hamim Rajikin, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sg. Buloh Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
Received: Apr. 20, 2017;       Accepted: May 5, 2017;       Published: Oct. 31, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20170303.13      View  2179      Downloads  53
Abstract
Increasing cases of birth defects has been a worldwide problem for decades. According to the available reports, most of the birth defects were induced by exogenous factors including environmental, chemical or physical factors. As most of these problems are life-threatening and might cause lifelong disability, the concern on reducing the incidences of birth defects has been proportionally increased. This has demand for a global action plan to decrease the preventable birth defects. Present paper intended to provide a review on the global action plans through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were set by the United Nations (UN) in relation to reducing the occurrences of birth defects.
Keywords
Birth Defects, Maternal Health, Pregnancy, Child Care, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Siti Syairah Mohd Mutalip, Sharaniza Ab Rahim, Mohd Hamim Rajikin, Birth Defects: A Review on Global Action Plans on Maternal and Child Health Care, Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 56-62. doi: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20170303.13
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