SMA Campaign Update #1

Following the launch of our petition, we have begun work on a number of initiatives and campaigns aimed at both raising the profile of SMA in the community, as well as achieving our main objective of adding SMA screening to the routine newborn testing.

One of these steps was to contact the Queensland Health Minister, the Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, to formally request the addition of SMA screening to the ‘heel prick’ test. Our patron, Laura Gerber MP (State Member for Currumbin), recently wrote the enclosed representation on our behalf to the Minister – we’ll keep you updated on a response!

If you haven’t already, please make sure to sign our petition!