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Reunion of Saved Babies in San Juan City


SAN JUAN CITY - The Department of Health–National Capital Region Office, in partnership with the Newborn Screening Center–National Institutes of Health, gathered patients found positive in one of the disorders being screened for a reunion at the Greenhills Elan Hotel Modern, San Juan City, on November 26, 2016. 

The activity was attended by patients and parents of confirmed cases of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, and Phenylketonuria. This year’s reunion focused on social interaction among participants with various games, music, charades, puzzles, and other fun activities.

The Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health–South Luzon Cluster volunteers, led by Aster Lynn Sur and Rufus Adducul, joined in and facilitated the break-out sessions. Also, Dr. Anna Lea Elizaga gave a lecture to the parents on expanded newborn screening. NVictorio

Written by Norrice Victorio
Published in Newborn Screening, the official newsletter
of the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC)
November-December 2016 Issue
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