A new poll by Better Access Australia found out Australians would like babies to be screened for more diseases.

The organisation is pledging for a national newborn screening scheme, which potentially could save lives and be cost-effective in the health system.

Australia only screens for 25 diseases, compared to 50 across Europe, and on top of it, each state and territory provide their own screening schemes.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Felicity McNeill – Chair and Co-founder of Better Access Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 24 March 2022