The First Thousand Days & the Failure to Thrive, 28 February 2018

From the moment of conception, the developing child is vulnerable to the effects of substance abuse; poor maternal nutrition; poverty and inter-personal violence. These intersecting risks factors can be avoided with appropriate psycho-social and public health interventions. These issues were addressed at a Roundtable Discussion by Dr Lisanne du Plessis from the Division for Human Nutrition at Stellenbosch University; Dr Liezille Jacobs from the Department of Psychology at Rhodes University; and Dr Leana Olivier, the CEO from the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research.

L-R: Ms Joan Armstrong (Centre for Pastoral Development, Director and Moderator for this Roundtable); Prof Lisanne du Plessis; Dr Leana Olivier; and Dr Liezille Jacobs