Join us – together we can reach our mutual goals on behalf of all those affected or at risk of congenital disorders.

Stories

Tshireletso’s Story
Tshireletso was born with Haemophilia B. The family live 5km from the tarred road and they hire a donkey cart (R30) or car (R50) per trip to take him to the clinic. What helps the most are Tshireletso’s three close friends who understand that he has a problem and visit him at home. where they play cars, watch TV or play soccer with him in his yard.

Become a member

Join us and help unite us with one voice
As a member of the Genetic Alliance South Africa community, by joining us you can help unite the sector with one voice so together we can reach our mutual goals on behalf of all those affected or at risk of congenital disorders. The more members of GA-SA representing different patient support groups and congenital disorders, and the greater the geographical coverage.

Congenital Disorders

What are congenital disorders?
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes a congenital disorder (CD) or birth defect as an abnormality in the structure or function of a person, which is present from birth. Although CDs are present from birth, only some are obvious and can be detected when a baby is born. Others may only manifest later in childhood, adolescence or later in life.