The Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (sometimes referred to as WARDA or the Register) brings together two registers, the WA Birth Defects Registry and the WA Cerebral Palsy Register, under one banner to record and monitor developmental anomalies in WA.
Having a register like WARDA is very important. Approximately 1 baby in every 20 (5-6%) is born with a developmental anomaly in Western Australia and this may contribute to ongoing childhood health problems and disability and, in some cases, death.
WARDA collects information to keep track of where and when developmental anomalies are occurring in Western Australia. This information also guides research and helps to investigate causes, prevention and management of developmental anomalies.
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Taking folate before and during pregnancy reduces the risk of neural tube defects