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WATCH | Pregnant women in SA should be offered social grants - Study

CAPE TOWN - A baby’s first one thousand days, from the time of conception until their second birthday, is a crucial window of opportunity to optimise their potential.
 

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Under nutrition during this early period can cause stunting, which has major health and social effects later in life.

Research done by Wits University and the University of Sheffield  found that giving pregnant women cash grants could help prevent adverse health conditions and save the state money in the long run.

READ: Thousands of Sassa grant recipients not paid in January

Associate Professor at Wits University, Susan Goldstein, spoke to eNCA. 

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