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Welcome to SAIDA

SAIDA is a not for profit organization that acts as an umbrella organization for the inherited disorders support groups of South Africa. SAIDA aims to provide support for and promote effective communication between the supports groups. SAIDA is also actively involved in promoting the understanding of and education about the many inherited disorders that occur in South Africa.

SAIDA's aims are:

  • to provide psychosocial support for people and their families who are affected with or by genetic disorders and those concerned with their health and welfare
  • to educate the medical and paramedical professionals, and the lay public, about inherited disorders
  • to support research into causes, treatment and prevention of inherited disorders in South Africa

Please use the useful links tab if you are unsure of the disorder you are looking for.

 If you would like to find out more about the support groups, the relevant information is available under the Support Groups tab.

Please feel free to send us any comments or queries you may have.


SAIDA News Issue 31 is now available!