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

Sickle Cell Meeting

Sickle cell patient support meeting
Sickle cell patients & caregivers are invited to attend a meeting from 16:00-18:00 on Friday 19 July in the Tafelberg Room, E Floor, Groote Schuur, Hospital, Cape Town.
The meeting aims to formalise and plan the way ahead for this new support group. Limited funds are available for local transport & refreshments will be served below to RSVP. Look forward to seeing you there!

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.