DAVAO’S FIRST G6PD DEFICIENCY SUPPORT GROUP FORUM HELD
The first Davao's G6PD Deficiency Support Group Forum was held last June 2010 at Southern Philippines Medical Center. In attendance were parents of G6PD deficient babies from Davao City, Panabo City, Comval Province, Davao del Sur, General Santos City, CARAGA and Sultan Kudarat. Dr. Conchita G. Abarquez, a geneticist and Head of Newborn Screening Center-Mindanao, discussed the facts and cleared the myths on G6PD Deficiency disorder.
Due to the overwhelming support of the parents, a set of officers were elected to lead the support group. The elected officers are: Ana Theresa Basilio, President; Charlie Casane, VIice-President; Eastern de Guzman, Treasurer; Dr. Cherry Ann Alalong, Secretary; and Elinor Marcelino, Public Relations Officer.
NSC-M plans to hold another G6PD Deficiency Forum in the third quarter of the year. For interested parties, you can call NSC-M at 082 2264595 and look for Roy Ruiz or Tara Villanueva; or email NSC-M at