In India, the number of
cases related to rare diseases is plenty, still we they don’t have the all
important newborn screening program implemented. In an e-Doctor exclusive
feature from the 1st International conference on Rare Diseases, Dr. Bradford L.
Therrell, Director, National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center,
Austin, Texas, USA, and Dr. Carmencita M. David-Padilla, Chancellor, University
of the Philippines, Manila; Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center, dwell
upon the need to implement new born screening programs and what role
Pediatricians can play.