Australian High Commission
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Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

PressReleaseFASConferenceMay14

Australia supports action on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Ghana

29 May, Accra – The Australian High Commission is this week supporting a conference in Accra on “Protecting the Unborn Child: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a Collective National Responsibility.”

Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms Joanna Adamson, addressed the opening session today alongside Ghana’s Minister for Health, the Hon. Ms Shirley Ayittey, and Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection, the Hon. Mrs Oye Lithur.

“Australia is pleased to be supporting action in Ghana on this public health priority,” Ms Adamson said.

“This conference will raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and provide a forum for learning and exchanges between international experts and Ghanaian practitioners and policy makers,” Ms Adamson continued.

The conference, being held on 29-30 May at Civil Service Hall, Ministries, Accra, is organised by the Ghana Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (Ghana) and the University of Manitoba (Canada). It is being supported with a grant from the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program. 

Media enquiries: For further information, please contact Marc Livsey, Second Secretary (Tel: 0302 216 408; Email: marc.livsey@dfat.gov.au).