South Africa Story

Sanford Health has worked with Stellenbosch University to support its long-time clinical research efforts in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which Sanford Health’s Dr. Gene Hoyme was a main contributor. In furtherance of Dr. Hoyme’s multi-decade work with U.S. and in-country partners, the program supports a named professor, time and training for this genetic research and clinical diagnostic work. The prevalence of FASD in Africa indicates the on-going need for clinical programs and diagnostic resources. This partnership allows Sanford to continue its engagement in this important work.