Welcome to Spina Bifida Association of India
This site is dedicated to children and adults with special needs having Spina Bifida in India
“The tremulous flame becomes firm and steady with the help of a little support and is ready to fight the worst storm. What it needs is a caring hand to remove the dark shadows and illuminate the whole surroundings. “
We at ISBA offer the same caring hand.
A family of more than 120 members who are always there to help each other.
What is Spina Bifida?
Spina Bifida is a permanently disabling birth defect. It is a Neural Tube Defect, and is one of the most devastating of all birth defects. It results from the failure of the spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy. In severe cases, the spinal cord protrudes through the back and may be covered by skin or a thin membrane. Surgery to close a newborn’s back is generally performed within 24 hours after birth to minimize the risk of infection and to preserve existing function in the spinal cord. Most children born with Spina Bifida live well into adulthood as a result of today’s sophisticated medical techniques. Let us all unite together to fulfill the dreams which our children dared to dream but due to lack of proper facilities, unable to accomplish them.