n South African Medical Journal - Need for services for the care and prevention of congenital disorders in South Africa as the country's epidemiological transition evolves : editorial

Volume 105, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The lack of prioritisation of congenital disorders (CDs) in healthcare, and the limited resources allocated to prevention and to the care of those affected, is an issue of global concern. This is especially true in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where over 90% of CDs currently occur, resulting in 95% of CD deaths worldwide.

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