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

09 September, 11:41 AM

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

In some areas within South Africa, FAS has been reported to be as high as 12.2%, in comparison to other countries where prevalence of FAS varies from 0.1% to 0.8%.

Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath speaks to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children's Dorothea Gertse about why SA's FAS rate is so high. WATCH.


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