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Lililwan project receives further funding

Date posted: 9 November 2011

The Lililwan project is a community-led strategy developed to address Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Fitzroy Valley of Western Australia. The first stage of the project was funded by a philanthropist, and included the development and use of a medical history checklist to obtain information about antenatal exposures, early life trauma, health and development from parents and carers of all children born in 2002 or 2003. Stage 2 will involve a multi-disciplinary assessment of the health and development of the children surveyed in Stage 1, and will be funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council grant. This will allow the completion of the clinical component of Stage 2 and the analysis and reporting of data from Stages 1 and 2.

Professor Elliott, Chief Investigator of the project and Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney, says the grant will also fund a study of child health service needs and gaps in the Fitzroy Valley. She was also awarded a Practitioner Fellowship, which will facilitate her ongoing work on the project.


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Last updated: 9 November 2011
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