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The international charter on prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder


The International Charter on Prevention of FASD has been published in The Lancet Global Health, one of the world’s most influential public-health journals.  The Charter – also known as the “Edmonton Charter” – was endorsed at the First International Conference on Prevention of FASD in September 2013.The Edmonton Charter was drafted by senior staff of the Institute of Health Economics, and reviewed and approved by a committee of global leaders in FASD and alcohol policy chaired by Dr. Kenneth Warren, Acting Director of the U.S National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Charter summarizes the latest evidence presented at the conference, and calls for urgent global action to address the public health crisis of FASD. 

Jonsson E, Salmon A, Warren KR. The international charter on prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Lancet Glob Health 2014 March 1;2(3):e135-e137. Available from:

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Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2014

Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Authors: Egon Jonsson, Amy Salmon, Kenneth Warren

ISSN: 2214-109X

Journal Title: The Lancet Global Health

Volume: 2

Issue: 3

Pages: e135-e137