Recent Activates

 Recent Activates from MERDIndia in August 2021

1)MERDIndia gave informative support to more than 25 people .

Important Past Webinar

This exciting and informative virtual conference  comprise of 3 plenary sessions, 6 concurrent
sessions and 2 hands-on workshop. These  delivered by 35 national and 9 international speakersfrom India, USA and the UK.

The plenary sessions  comprise of topics ranging from newborn screening, novel diagnostic
techniques, lysosome function and regulation, to treatment and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. These are directed at clinicians, scientists and students interested in the areaof IEM.

Forth coming webinar

The National Neonatology Forum of India, in collaboration with IAP & FOGSI and in association with GOI, UNICEF and WHO, is organizing New-born Screening Advocacy Day on Wednesday 8th September, 2021



 Informative News for New-born Screening
new-born hearing screening could make a significant difference to the future of a child with hearing

Congenital hearing loss ( hearing loss that is present at birth) affects about 1 to 3 out of every
1,000 newborn babies. Even a mild or partial hearing loss can affect a child' speech, language, and
social development. The earlier hearing impairment is detected and children with hearing loss start
getting treatment, the more they are likely to reach their full potential, says the US CDC. Hence, it's
important to get your child's hearing ability screened early. In fact, some researchers, doctors and
speech therapists are strongly proposing for universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) for the early
detection of hearing impairment.

The current state of the law in India does not make it a compulsion to check for hearing impairment in
newborn babies. Devangi Dalal, an Indian trained audiologist and speech therapist, author, Humanitarian
Award winner and co-founder of the JOSH foundation, is currently working closely towards developing a
law that makes hearing screening compulsory for newborn babies all over India.

Speaking to TheHealthSite, Dalal shed further light on this matter, as well as shares some tips on what parents can do to prevent hearing loss in children.

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Please make  our country a better and safer place for Newborns.



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