Newborn screening in Mexico and Latin America: present and future

IRDiRC announces the launch of a new paper on “Newborn screening in Mexico and Latin America: present and future”, part of the Newborn Screening Initiative Real-World Applications and Technologies special edition, now fully available in the Rare Disease and Orphan Drugs Journal.

“The first newborn screening program (NBS) to be implemented in Latin America was in Mexico in 1974, eleven years after the initial NBS programs in other parts of the world. In the last 50 years, progress has been made in implementing and expanding NBS in Mexico and across Latin America, yet children across the region do not fully benefit from this effective public health strategy.”

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The publication highlights what is the progress in the implementation of expanded NBS in Latin America and what are the challenges faced by its complex ecosystem.

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