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Western Cape Government to mark FASD Awareness Day with visit in Atlantis

10 September 2018

Today, the Western Cape Ministers of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, and Social Development, Albert Fritz, will conduct a joint oversight visit of facilities rendering services that treat and deal with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Atlantis.

The Ministers will be joined by NGOs, the TB/HIV CARE and specialist organization, the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR).

In light of yesterday being FASD Awareness Day, the Ministers will today visit the Protea Park clinic and join local Community Health Workers for a FAS home visit. The Ministers will then visit specialist ECD centre, the Orion Wilge Daycare Centre, which accommodates children with disabilities, including disability caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photos.

Date: 10 September 2018 (Today)

Time: 10:00 am.

Venue: Meet at Protea Park Clinic, Gardenia Avenue, Protea Park, Atlantis

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 :  076 083 6543

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za