Iriga: DOH PAsLiT program saves three-year-old kid with Biliary Atresia

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The Department of Health (DOH) lauded another successful liver transplant in the country. This was after Baby Gianna, a 3-year-old child diagnosed with biliary atresia, underwent surgery on February 22, 2024. This was possible through the Pediatric Access to Liver Transplant (PAsLiT) program, a collaboration among the DOH, the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), and The Medical City (TMC).

The DOH, PCMC, and TMC signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last February 26, 2020, to collaborate in performing pediatric liver transplantation needed by pediatric patients and named the project PAsLiT, derived from the vernacular referring to a young, innocent child or an infant.

“Baby Gianna’s successful liver transplant, marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing accessible healthcare for children in need. This collaborative effort between the DOH, PCMC, and TMC underscores our dedication to saving lives and ensuring the well-being of Filipino children dahil sa Bagong Pilipinas, Bawat Buhay Mahalaga,” expressed Secretary Teodoro J. Herbosa.

(Source: DOH Philippines Press Release)

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