A Bilingual Partnership for Women’s Health
CourseVector and the Spinal Bifida Resource Network formed a bilingual webpage partnership to combat the effects of Spinal Bifida through a campaign for expectant mothers’ health.
What makes this partnership particularly noteworthy is the truly bilingual nature of this website. Simply by choosing the Language: English or Habla: Español at the bottom of the page, readers are allowed to switch between languages with ease. The ability to read technical and medical advice pages in the reader’s native language is a significant benefit to the Spina Bifida Research Network’s audience.
Folic Acid Vitamins
This Spinal Bifida Resource Network (SBRN) initiative’s catch phrase is “Folic Acid Every Day for Good Health!” or “El ácido fólico Todos los Días para la Buena Salud!” Experts recommend to women of child-bearing years that, “Taking 400 micrograms of the vitamin Folic Acid is known to reduce the risk of the birth defect Spina Bifida by up to 70%!”
Gregory S. Liptak, MD, MPH, a contributing editor to the SBRN website, agrees that although there is no known cure for Spina Bifida, which effects nearly eight babies a day, folic acid vitamins help prevent the illness, “Women who are old enough to have babies should take folic acid before and during the first three months of pregnancy. Because half of the pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, the Spina Bifida Association asks women to take a vitamin with 400 mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid each day during the years of their lives when they are possibly able to have children. Women who have a child or sibling with Spina Bifida, have had an affected pregnancy or have Spina Bifida themselves should take 4000 mcg (4.0 mg) of folic acid for one to three months before and during the first three months of pregnancy.”
Spinal Bifida Resource Network
This website is teaming with information regarding awareness and prevention, as well as recipes that help at-risk women get folic acid naturally. Additionally, the SBRN page is set up for secure donations that go directly to the nonprofit organization that helps families struggling with the effects of Spina Bifida cope both financially and emotionally. Roberta Kestenbaum, SBRN’s Executive Officer underscores the need for financial support from donors, “When families effectively navigate through the intense financial and medical obligations that accompany spina bifida—they win. SBRN provides services and resources to make much of this possible for our families, and every time our families achieve success—we all win.”
CourseVector is duly proud of their association with this organization that provides so much in the way of selfless service to the Spina Bifida community. CourseVector set up the bilingual capabilities for the website, as well as the design and hosting, which permits the SBRN to contribute information regarding Spina Bifida and collect much needed and secure donations for the SBRN community.
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