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

World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day 3 March
In recognition of World Birth Defects Day send us a video of you saying the name of your condition, followed by “Many Birth Defects – 1 voice – one world.

Upload to social media and tag us or send it via What’s app by 6pm on Saturday night (2 March) and check out social media on Sunday for the compiled version. #WBDDay #Manybirthdefects1voice

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.