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04 April 2016
EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAB AND FARR WILL OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY ON THE PREVALENCE OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS) CONDUCTED IN PORT ELIZABETH
The Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape Liquor Board, Mr. KC Maneli, together with the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) and the South African Breweries (SAB), invite you to the announcement of research findings of the study which was commissioned to investigate the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a birth defect caused by heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy, which poses extra risks to the unborn baby. FASD is the umbrella term for a range of disorders which develop when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol that can harm the baby’s development. Eastern Cape Province is also confronted with the scourge of the FAS, and this study paints a picture of the extent of the prevalence.
In South Africa, FAS related research has been limited to a few at-risk areas, and until this study there has never been a scientific study on the prevalence of the FAS in the Eastern Cape.
You are, therefore, cordially invited to this significant occasion, which is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016
Time: 10h30 – 12h00
Venue: The Kelway Hotel, Upper Brookes Hill Street, Humewood Port Elizabeth
For all enquiries, you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mr. Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418 firstname.lastname@example.org 0r Contact Senior Communication Officer, Pumlani Fani on 0605546950