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

Denim Walk

Join us on Saturday 23 February
GA-SA, in conjunction with Rare Diseases South Africa, are hosting a Denim Walk to raise awareness for our collective communities in the run up to Rare Disease day (21 Feb) and World Birth Defects Day (3 March) 2019. So put on your denims and your takkies and join us on Saturday 23 February 2019 at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort at 11am.

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.