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World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day commemorated in Khayelitsha

9 September 2015

Today, to mark International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day, Minister Albert Fritz and Minister Nomafrench Mbombo will join Khayelitsha residents at the local Maternal Obstetrics Unit, to address expectant mothers and the broader community on the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy.

FASD is fully preventable, yet it continues to be a serious health issue in the Western Cape due to women continuing to consume alcohol during their pregnancy. Children with FASD have physical abnormalities, neurological problems, behavioural and learning problems.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.

Date: 09 September 2015 (Today)

Time: 09:00am, with Minister Fritz scheduled to speak at 09:35am, and Minister Mbombo at 09:40am.

Venue: Khayelitsha CHC, Site B, Corner of Lwandle and Bongo street (next to Khayelitsha Shopping Centre - Across BP Garage) (Khayelitsha Day Hospital)

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government

7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000

Tel : (021) 483 9217

Cell :  083 280 9199

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za