This page provides access to a collection of internal and external documents and links to guide researchers, policy-makers, implementers, civil society and non-governmental organizations with ACAN knowledge-sharing and capacity strengthening across the globe.


 The Global Birth Defects Description and Coding App

The Global Birth Defects Description and Coding (GBDDC) App is for use in areas where local expertise in congenital anomaly diagnosis is scarce. The purpose of the App is to improve the description and coding of major externally visible congenital anomalies for surveillance and research.


 Birth Defects Surveillance: A Manual for Programme Managers [PDF, 5mb]

The manual is a collaborative effort between the World Health Organization (WHO),
the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  and the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR)


Birth defects surveillance: atlas of selected congenital anomalies [PDF, 8.5mb]

This is a companion tool to Birth defects surveillance: a manual for programme managers.