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

New GA-SA Board

Newly Elected Governing Board
A new governing board was voted in at the GA-SA 2017 Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16 September. The outgoing Chair, Dr Helen Malherbe highlighted the past years achievements and welcomed Dr Lester Goldman as the new Chair. Congratulations to all the new Board members and we look forward to working as a team to take GA-SA to a new level in the coming year.

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.