Congenital Disorders has been edited from the Birth Defects course book of the Perinatal Education Programme. This learning programme for professionals was developed by the Perinatal Education Trust and funded by Eduhealthcare.
The March of Dimes, through a generous grant to the Southern African Inherited Disorders Association (SAIDA), supported the authors and contributors and the development of the Medical Genetic Education Programme (MGEP) for primary care practitioners, which was based on the Birth Defects course book.
We acknowledge all the participants of the Perinatal Education Programme who have made suggestions and offered constructive criticism. It is only through constant feedback from colleagues and participants that the content of the Perinatal Education Programme courses have been improved.
Editor of Congenital Disorders: Prof D L Woods
Authors of Congenital Disorders (previously Birth Defects): Prof A L Christianson, Prof D L Woods, Prof D L Viljoen, Dr B Henderson, Ms P Craig
Contributors to Congenital Disorders (previously Birth Defects): Dr L Bhengu, Mrs N Chabilal, Dr G de Jong, Ms M Glass, Dr B Henderson, Mrs D Lombard, Mrs M Mongo, Mrs L Olivier, Dr A Robertson, Ms S Walters, Mrs T Wessels, Prof W Winship
Selected photographs: Prof W Winship
This edition was revised by Prof Colleen Aldous, Dr Helen Malherbe and Dr Prashini Govender under the guidance of Prof D L Woods.