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DOH-RO CAR develops NBS Flipchart

To develop a communication tool promoting ENBS (Expanded Newborn Sceeening) to women of reproductive age and other stakeholders in the communities, the DOH-RO CAR conducted a workshop that would create an NBS flipchart at the Regional Training Center, DOH Regional Office (DOH RO) CAR Office, Baguio City on November 21-22, 2017. Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health-Philippines (VYLH) members from different schools and representatives from professional health organizations, Newborn Screning Center - Central Luzon (NSC-CL), and the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC-NIH, UP Manila) also took part in the workshop.

Workshop attendees worked in teams to discuss the content and design of the flipchart. Finally, the participants agreed to use illustrations and infographics, which would be easier for the target audience to understand. They also drafted recommended texts that will serve as guide for lecturers and recommended a training program so that both health workers and users will be able to hold effective sessions in Ilocano or any language the audience is most familiar with.The flipchart will cover frequently asked questions on ENBS and a few issues that influence women’s access to the program. The launch of the NBS flipchart is set in the middle of the

Seated from left to right: Lilia Dado, IMAP Regional President, Baguio Chapter; Florenz Nastor, LTFU Nurse, CAR; Dr. Virginia Narciso, CAHDC Cluster Head; Vina Mendoza, PDO IV, NSRC; Don Santos, Nurse III, NSCCL; and Kia Rosario, Regional NBS Nurse Coordinator. 
Standing from left to right: Jeminah Blanco, VYLH-Abra; Florita Sacgaca, Clinical Instructor; XiJEN - Mt. Province; Jun Palomares, VYLH-Abra; Brenda Satur, Regional President, PLGPMI; Jomar Durdal, VYLH-Kalinga Chairman; Glenda Palomado, VYLH-Kalinga; and Jocelyn Paltiyan, VYLH-Benguet.

Originally published in Newborn Screening 
The bimonthly publication of NSRC-NIH, UP Manila
November - December 2017 Issue 
Written by Dr. Virginia Narciso


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