Sheffield medics to share expert advice with Indonesia

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Doctors from Indonesia working on a new life-saving screening programme for youngsters are visiting Sheffield Children’s Hospital to learn from its work.

The hospital is providing doctors from the south-east Asian state with advanced training to help set up the first health screening service of its kind for babies and children in Indonesia.

Over the next four years, as many as 17 Indonesia doctors will have the opportunity to spend two months studying at the hospital.

The doctors will be learning about all aspects of the hospital’s metabolic disease service, which screens newborn babies for inherited conditions and provides treatment for infants and children up to the age of 16.

Indonesia has a population of 250 million people.