The National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System of the Department of Health (DOH) envisions that all Filipino children will be born healthy and well. In line with this vision, Laguna University College of Health Sciences (LU-CHS) conducted an activity advocating DOH’s Newborn Screening Health Education Program on October 9, 2018, at Pila, Laguna
The program started with a prayer led by Mr. Iru Raffa El Javier, a 2nd-year student of Health Care Services Bundled program, followed by the opening remarks from Ms. Irish, one of the registered nurses of Rural Health Unit of Pila, Laguna.
Ms. Janet Viernes 2nd year Midwifery student gave a lecture on the importance of Newborn Screening and emphasized that this procedure can diagnose different metabolic disorders so that early treatment can be done to prevent disability and infant death. A lecture about hospital bag checklist for labor and delivery was discussed by Ms. Jonna Joy Tumambing 1st year Midwifery student. She enumerated the things that a mother should bring to the hospital or lying-in for labor and delivery of the baby because being prepared for delivery is also an important matter. The last lecture was about the Family Planning. This was delivered by Mr. Mark Paulo Dorado a 2nd-year student of HCS Bundled program.
The students of CHS also showcased their talents in the special musical presentation that they prepared for the event. To complete the day, CHS students also prepared food, prizes, and souvenirs for the participants.
LU-CHS, on the other hand, extended its gratitude to the Rural Health Unit of Pila, Laguna, headed by Dr. Viel Bambo, Municipal Health Officer, Myrna A. Ordoñez, Barangay Captain and the other barangay Officials for the warm welcome and support.