World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is commemorated each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month to draw attention to the fact that women should not drink alcohol while pregnant.
The alcohol the mother drinks enters the unborn baby’s bloodstream causing damage to the foetus. Such damage is permanent and irreversible. FAS children will have physical and intellectual problems.
Basic health messages: