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Following extensive preparations, Kherson formally joined the USAID sponsored Birth Defects Surveillance Network in Ukraine. The Kherson team has already undergone training in Lutsk and Rivne and has been provided with digital cameras and computer equipment including dedicated lines to provide access to the web. The Kherson team has also adopted the task to contribute towards the translation of an atlas of standards of growth for normal children and those with various genetic disorders. (June, 2001)


Standing from left to right are: Dr. I. Barylyak (President of Ukrainian Alliance for the Prevention of Birth Defects; Dr. O. Luniova - Associate Director of Public Health; Dr. M. Kornienko - Director of Public Health; Dr. N. Marchenko - Head of Maternal Child Health; Dr. W. Wertelecki - Director of Ukrainian American Birth Defects Program; Secretary-Treasurer of the World Alliance of Organizations for the Prevention of Birth Defects and Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Genetics, University of South Alabama, USA.;.


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