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
On 3 March 2018, over 100 international organisations will mark the 4th annual World Birth Defects Day (WBBD). The main goal of WBBD is to use our collective voice to reach more people with birth defects news and messages from around the world. GA-SA is an official participating organisation in WBBD 2018. Find out how you can get more involved, and participate in our TweetChat on 6 March.

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.