"Newborn screening: Science saves lives" (Business Mirror)


"Science saves lives; science saves Filipino babies’ lives. That should not be a subject of debate. Medical and health breakthroughs through the years have provided enough proofs.

In the Philippines a collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of University of the Philippines (UP) System has added to those proofs.

Dr. Carmencita David Padilla’s newborn screening (NBS) has saved more than 120,000 babies from illness and death from among the 10,653,226 babies screened.

Padilla made the disclosure at the media briefing in Quezon City during the launching of 'Aghambayan: A DOST-UP Science and Technology and Innovation Festival' on May 30..."

NBS is one of three R&D success stories featured during the media launch for Aghambayan. The other two are Protein Enriched Copra Meal (PECM), and the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Data for Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM).

Aghambayan will be held on 20 June 2018 at the PICC. The event is aimed at celebrating and raising public awareness on the local scientific projects and achievements which have benefited the nation.


Article link: https://businessmirror.com.ph/newborn-screening-science-saves-lives/