The newborn screening for the IDCG, one of the best ideas of the year

November 2017

On November 13th at night, the “Diario Médico” ceremony that awards the Best Ideas of the year in the field of health took place in the “Teatre Nacional de Catalunya”. One of the awarded “Best Management Ideas” was for the implementation of the newborn screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) for all newborns in Catalonia, a project held by the Vall d'Hebron Hospital Campus, the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the BCN PID Foundation.

This pathology, also known as the "bubble boys" disease, is the most severe form of primary immunodeficiency (PID), and it affects 1 to 4 newborns every year in Catalonia.

Thanks to this project, Catalonia has become the first public national health system in Europe in incorporating this test.

Congratulations to all the winners!

You can read the full story HERE.