Welcome to 1st World Hydrocephalus Day (WHD):
Hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or brain water within the cavities of the brain. In layman’s language, hydrocephalus can mean “a plumbing disorder within the brain.”
Each year almost 400,000 children across the globe receive a diagnosis of hydrocephalus. Additionally, there is an estimated count of 8 million seniors worldwide with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), with a significant number remaining undiagnosed or deprived of the life-saving treatment they require.
Hydrocephalus presents a universal challenge including learning, developmental or physical disabilities. Complications of this condition can also result into death and it’s time that we unite to foster global awareness so we can show the world the importance of this life-threatening condition, and the need for better treatments.
World Hydrocephalus Day aims to shed light on this often-misunderstood condition and promote worldwide unity among patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and advocacy organizations. By fostering understanding and compassion, the day seeks to improve the lives of those affected by hydrocephalus.