The Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria was formed in the mid 1990s and provides its members and the community with a range of services and information.
Spina bifida is the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord which occurs during the first month of a baby's development in the womb. There is no cure, and people with the condition have varying degrees of permanent disability. Research has shown however, that by taking folate one month before and three months after conception the risk of a baby developing spina bifida and other neural tube defects can be reduced by 70 per cent.
Currently, the SBFV receives no government funding and relies on the goodwill and generosity of members of the community and philanthropic trusts. Donations help us to provide programs for our members to live active and independent lives and to inform the community about the benefits of folate.
For more information go to www.sbfv.org.au
CB number: 92246