This issue arises when the nerve covering and shaft from the top of the brain to the base of the spinal cord are formed incorrectly.
The World Health Organization estimates that it is a problem that results in up to 300,000 children’s deaths and injuries each year. The few studies that have been done in our nation have shown how serious the issue is.
Mekele College According to his study from 2016–2017, 131 (131/10,000) of the 10,000 infants born in hospitals in the Tigray region had neural tube defects.
Similar findings were made by Addis Ababa University researchers, who discovered neural tube defects in 126 (126/10,000) of 10,000 infants born in three Addis Ababa hospitals.