Child health screening activities are designed to identify health, disability and development needs and ensure timely referral and therapeutic intervention if required. The Well Child Schedule includes physical examination of each child, in order to detect congenital, inherited or acquired conditions (e.g., developmental dysplasia of the hips, undescended testes, congenital heart disease, abnormal growth trajectories, hearing and vision problems and visible tooth decay). As well as these child health assessments, newborn babies are screened for hearing loss and certain metabolic disorders.

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