Catalonia, pioneer in the introduction of newborn screening for SCID

September 2016

The most awaited news for all of us, the inclusion of the newborn screening for SCID is a reality in Catalonia!

On Monday 19th September the honourable Minister of Health, Mr. Antoni Comín announced at a press conference the incorporation the newborn screening for the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Catalonia. The deputy director of Health Promotion, Dr. Carmen Cabezas, and Dr. Pere Soler-Palacín, head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit, at the Vall d'Hebron Campus Hospitalari. The Catalan public health system will be pioneer  in Europe with this implementation. 

From the BCN PID Foundation, we welcome the good news, and highlight the work done over many years. This fact opens the door to a better future for all children born in Catalonia from January 2017.

The synergy and coalition between society, the scientific community and the administration has been the key to success !!