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Why is the information collected?

Why is the information collected?

WARDA maintains an accurate database of developmental anomalies which occur in WA, and has done so for several decades as the WA Birth Defects Register and the WA Cerebral Palsy Register.

The information held by WARDA is used to:

  • Monitor the number of cases of developmental anomaly in WA;
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate services for the prevention and alleviation of developmental anomalies and the care of persons with a developmental anomaly in WA;
  • Compile and publish general or statistical information relating to developmental anomalies; and
  • Carry out research into the causes of developmental anomalies and the effectiveness of prevention, screening and treatment services.


















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