Monday, May 22, 2017

We spoke to Leana Olivier from Farrsa, which is a non profit organisation that does research on Fatal Alcohol Syndrome related issues.

Fatal Alcohol Syndrome is when a mother consumes alcohol while pregnant, and the alcohol is a poisonous substance to the developing cells of the unborn babies, which can cause brain damage or birth defects in the babies.  

They do awareness programmes in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.

Once in an area they do a prevalence study to identify how big the problem of fatal alcohol syndrome is. To determine whether there is a problem and then the awareness work follows, to make the public more aware of the syndrome and not point fingers to the mothers and put more strain on them during there pregnancy.

There flag programme is called a healthy mother a healthy baby. The aim behind this programme is to provide assistance to all females with education.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 686 2646

   

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