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
09.09 FASDAY ACTION!!!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with name and postal
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 email@example.com.
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 ….?!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
:: www.ahw.org.nz www.fan.org.nz