Presentation October 16th 2018

China reaching >95% Coverage - now undergoing a Panel Expansion


China NBS program formally started in 1983, even small pilot study since 1981.During the past 35 years, China has achieved great progress in newborn screening, no matter in uptake rate but also in expanding screening program. By 2017, overall uptake rate for CH and PKU screening was >96%. This is a great number if you take the newborn number in China is 17 M every year. Currently CH/PKU and hearing loss are included as national wide screening program, which is also mandatory for all newborn. 

Since 2002, some pilot study of CAH/G6PD screening and also newborn screening by MSMS has been introduced on some regions, but step by step, more and more provinces has either include them as uniform panel or include as optional panel. By 2017, more than 150 NBS labs in China offer screening program for CAH and G6PD, and about 11 M babies has been screened for CAH and G6PD in 2017. When it comes to MSMS screening, we have about 100 NBS labs screening for IMDs by MSMS, and in 2017 total 5 M babies has been screened by MSMS. And there are also some other pilot study for DMD, LSD and also NGS application in NBS ongoing in China. 

The success in China NBS program has demonstrate NBS program as one of the most successful public health program, and some of key points contribute to this success include: Strong leadership from government body; Broad collaboration between different stakeholders(KOL/Maternal and Child health network); and Extensive involvement of whole society (PerkinElmer and also some charity funding )

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