SA experts call for more foetal alcohol syndrome awareness

2018-09-03 09:00

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term for a group of permanent, life-long and irreversible conditions caused by the effects of alcohol on a foetus.

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WATCH: 25 000 babies born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome each year in SA

An estimated 25 000 babies are born with FAS every year in South Africa, the highest reported rate in the world.

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How drinking devastates the Western Cape

2015-03-28 18:00

Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has declared war on alcohol abuse as the effects place tremendous pressure on the healthcare system.

There's help for families with children affected by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

There's help for families whose children are affected by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - that's the word from FASFacts, the organisation lobbying to educate South Africans about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. Watch.

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What is foetal alcohol syndrome?

We're joined in studio by Francois Grobelaar, the CEO and founder of FASFacts, on organisation working to educate South Africans on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. He explains what Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is.

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Why drinking is a no-no

2014-03-13 07:08

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is a serious reality. 

Pregnant moms unaware of drinking risk

2013-09-09 10:51

Many South African mothers-to-be remain unaware of the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant, a social worker from the Saartjie Baartman Centre said.

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There may soon be a cure for foetal alcohol syndrome

2017-07-21 13:43

South Africa has one of the highest rates of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the world, with a prevalence of over 12% in some areas.

Foetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, but not reversible

2016-09-28 15:20

Babies with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) are characterised by growth retardation, facial and neural abnormalities as well as malformations of other organ systems.

WATCH: Mothers of FAS babies often forced to drink by abusive partners - social worker

This expert says many abusive partners in South African force pregnant mothers to drink alcohol as a form of control.

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Foetal alcohol syndrome is not just a Cape problem

2015-02-13 15:27

South Africa has one of the highest rates of foetal alcohol syndrome in the world, while new research shows it's not a problem unique to the Western Cape.

SA has highest reported rate of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world

Thanks in part to the old "dop system" where labourers were often paid their wages in alcohol, South Africa has the highest reported rate of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. Watch.

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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome highest in SA

2014-09-09 09:02

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day is held each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month (09:09am on the 09th day of the 09 month) and apparently SA has the most FAS babies.

Foetal alcohol syndrome higher in adopted kids

2013-09-09 11:18

Children adopted from orphanages or in foster care have a high rate of problems related to alcohol exposure before birth, according to a new review.

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Is drinking while pregnant ok?

2012-06-26 12:33

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