BDRI has planned to function in two phases.
The mission for the first phase is to ascertain nationwide baseline
prevalence of birth defects. The mission for the second phase
is to reduce the incidence of birth defects and help to form
support groups for various congenital disorders.
To establish birth defects registries throughout
To monitor secular trends and clustering of birth defects.
To provide guidelines and assistance to the upcoming centers
for uniform methods of data collection.
To collect, analyze and disseminate birth defect surveillance
Plan strategies for preventive and supportive
care such as creating awareness and educating the public
regarding the problem of birth defects.
Formation of support groups for those affected with various