President Aquino cites Newborn Screening Society of the Philippines for cooperation to curb diseases


President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the Newborn Screening Society of the
Philippines, Inc. (NSSPI) for its cooperation with the government to curb

"I am confident that your solidarity will drive our efforts to curb disease
at its roots, and to protect our youth from potential impediments to their
individual progress," the Chief Executive said in his message to the NSSPI
on Thursday.

The NSSPI opened on Thursday its two-day Annual Newborn Screening
Convention 2013 entitled, “Facing the Challenges of Expanded Newborns
Screening” at the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.

"Our nation relies on your collective to establish the practice of newborn
screening as a determined step towards a robust tomorrow, with the fresh
research and innovations you will uncover today," the President said.

President Aquino said the pursuit of development is centered on
capacity-building, beginning from the empowerment of the people and
extending to the advancement of the country's health sector and institutions.

"As a primary facet of this campaign, health is among the key areas that
your government hopes to transform into a platform of revitalization. May
this gathering allow you the tools to foster among our citizens the cycle
of opportunity through wellness," he said. PND (js)


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