MAKATI CITED FOR NEWBORN SCREENING IMPLEMENTATION

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THE city of Makati was cited for its exemplary performance in implementing the Newborn Screening Program. The commendation was given to the city by the University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes for Health (UP Manila-NIH) because of its three lying-in clinics in Brgys. Bangkal, East Rembo and Guadalupe Nuevo. According to Dr. Diana Jocelyn Vaño, officer-in-charge of the Makati Health Department, the newborn screening rates in the said facilities have steadily increased over the past seven years since the program was launched in July 2006.

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