For the lack of appropriate standards in Bulgaria devoted to the treatment of children with congenital facial anomalies (CFA), there are different problems related to family, society, and specialists: early prenatal diagnosis; prevention of abandonment of children with CFA; clinical protocol to coordinate the work of the specialists; only Surgical Treatment is paid by National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF); social stigma of patients with CFA. Hence, professionals from different European countries, including Bulgaria, ratified CEN/TR 16824:2015 „Early care services for babies with cleft lip and palate“of the European Committee of the Standardization in 2015. On the basis of this document, a Bulgarian analogue was issued to help families in need, aligning the criteria for assessment of clinicians, and opportunities for international cooperation to support and achieve sustainable outcomes. For more information click here.
Epidemiology of Dandy-Walker Malformation in Europe