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DOH, VYLH Central Luzon boost IEC Campaign for NBS

In celebration of National Newborn Screening (NBS) Week, the Department of Health–Regional Office 3, in collaboration with the Newborn Screening Center–Central Luzon, held the Second Annual Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Central Luzon Chapter Assembly at King’s Royale Hotel and Resort, San Fernando City, Pampanga, on October 1-3, 2015.

Forty-one youth leaders from different colleges and universities in Central Luzon together with young professional nurses participated in creating information, education, and communication (IEC) materials for the promotion of the NBS program.

The workshop produced IECs such as brochures, slogans, posters, tarpaulins, billboards, and comic books. The best design for each category received sets of basic and expanded NBS kits to be given to their choice of Newborn Screening Facility in their respective provinces. These designs will be developed and used as official promotional materials for Central Luzon.

The activity ended with the traditional rainstorm closing ceremony where participants pledged their commitment to uphold  the advocacies and values of VYLH-Philippines. RDione

This article was also published in the September-October 2015 Issue of Newborn Screening, the official newsletter of the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC)-NIH, UP Manila. To download a copy. visit

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