FASD Update Aug 30 2016

05 Sep 2016 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Kia ora FANNZ

First ever FASD econometric study for NZ

Following closely on the heels of the Government FASD Action Plan, is a paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, revealing some of the hidden economic implications of FASD. Authored by Dr Brian Easton and colleagues, the paper ‘Productivity Losses Associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand’, estimate that FASD occurring in one in every one hundred live births would result in losses to New Zealand’s market productivity of between $49 million and $200 million each year.  Read the full paper which is open access online [https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2016/vol-129-no-1440/6974 ]

For some media coverage go to http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/311391/foetal-alcohol-disorders-affecting-24,000-nz-workers

FASD Action Plan Submissions

A Ministry of Health Analysis of Submission made on Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder’ is now available to view online. http://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/taking-action-fasd-analysis-of-submissions-aug16.pdf

Listen to Anita Gibbs speaking about the FASD Action Plan on Dunedin TV



Have your say on FASDAY!

Come and join in the discussion this FASD Awareness Day Policy and Research Forum @ the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus Friday 9th September 9.00am-12.00pm (Bldg 721; Room 201).  You will have an opportunity to hear first-hand from Dr Easton speaking about his published article on FASD and lost productivity and Catherine McCullough from the Ministry of Health speaking about the Government FASD Acton plans for the next 3 years. It’s FREE and NO Need to RSVP. Details @ www.fan.org.nz.  

Other activities to mark FASDAY

  Thanks to WCTU we have some Promotional Band Aid dispensers to give away with the message “NO Band Aid for FASD. For your baby’s sake – NO alcohol when pregnant.’ If you would like some to hand out on FASDAY please email me christine@ahw.co.nz with name and postal address. 

Dunedin Cathedral bells ring out on FASDAY

AT 9.09am on Friday 9th September, St Pauls Cathedral in the centre of Dunedin will ring its bells to mark the significance of the FASD Awareness Day message.  Since it began in 1999, FASDAY has included bells ringing around the world.  New Zealand has a proud tradition of marking the day in this way.  For details contact Jenny Salmon jvsalmon@ihug.co.nz.

FASD Awareness Day PLEDGE

Let’s join our friends in Australia with a pledge to not drink any alcohol on FASD Awareness Day!  Get two friends to join you, and they tell two friends who tell two friends and pretty soon ….?!!

Cain Lazenby   

Christine Rogan

Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator

Level 1, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland

*: P.O. Box 99407, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

(: (09) 520 7037 I christine@ahw.org.nz

:: www.ahw.org.nz  www.fan.org.nz

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