People and Organisations United for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus


PUSH! Global Alliance - Our Values and Strategic Goals

PUSH! developed a framework of  values and principles that are at the core of the Global Alliance's efforts.  

PUSH! Core Values and Principles:

EquityEveryone has the right to access good quality health care.

Collaboration Close cooperation with those committed to achieve our mission.

Evidence-informed Best available science, evidence and practices.

Accountability Transparent with regard to actions, work and resources.

Did you know that there are round 1.5 million people globally living with spina bifida? Approximately 60% of children with spina bifida will develop hydrocephalus.

Strategic Goals
PUSH! has identified six strategic goals to fulfil its mission:

1. Be the global voice: Unite organisations across sectors to create the global voice for spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
2. Accelerate prevention: Set an agenda to accelerate prevention, research and programs on spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
3. Realize optimum care: Identify gaps, prioritize research needs and program efforts, and set guidelines to realize optimum care.
4. Support quality of life: Set an agenda to better measure quality of life across the lifespan of persons with disabilities and their families.
5. Elevate awareness: Publish and disseminate country-level performance report cards.
6. Mobilize resources: Attract partners to increase funding for spina bifida and hydrocephalus prevention and care.

Our Leadership