Congenital Disorders has been edited from the Congenital Disorders manual of the Perinatal Education Programme. This learning programme for professionals is 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 for primary care practitioners, which is based on Congenital Disorders.

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 can be improved.


Editor-in-Chief of the Perinatal Education Programme: Prof D L Woods

Editor of Congenital Disorders: Prof D L Woods

Authors of Congenital Disorders: Prof A L Christianson, Prof D L Woods, Prof D L Viljoen, Dr B Henderson, Ms P Craig

Contributors to Congenital Disorders: 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