Newborn Screening Reference Center
- To ensure that every newborn has access to newborn screening for certain heritable conditions that result to mental retardation, serious health complications or death, if left undetected and untreated;
- To establish and integrate a sustainable newborn screening system within the public health system;
- To ensure that all health practitioners are aware of the advantages of newborn screening and the respective responsibilities in offering newborns the opportunity to undergo newborn screening; and
- To ensure that parents recognize their responsibility in promoting their children’s right health and full development, within the context of responsible parenthood, by protecting them from preventable causes of disability and death through newborn screening.