The South Africa Cystic Fibrosis Association (SACFA) is a Non-Profit Organisation, and as such is the primary cystic fibrosis support group and driver of advocacy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in South Africa. Our objectives include communicating with the CF community, raising public awareness and promoting medical advancements. Fundraising is essential to sustain these objectives.


The CF Registry – Annual Report

It is with great pride and a collective sense of achievement that we present the SA CysticFibrosis Registry report for 2019-2020. The collection of data for this period coincided witha time in which healthcare provision and services for people with CF were...

Update on access to Trikafta from CFNFC

The CFNF Committee has been engaging with Vertex and various stakeholders over the past twelve months to ascertain the affordability and access to Vertex's modulator treatments, namely Trikafta and Kalydeco. The last engagement was held on the 23rd of...

COVID vaccination in people with CF and their families: MSAC Advisory Statement

The CF Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee in South Africa (MSAC) welcomes the news that people from 12 years of age in SA are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Worldwide, including SA, COVID-19 and the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the...

I can eat while I sleep, what is your superpower? – A story about feeding tubes and CF

I can eat while I sleep, what is your superpower? All people need food to live. Sometimes a person cannot eat enough food to keep up with what his/her body needs when it is suffering from an illness. When this occurs, nutrition may be supplied in a different...

Finding out more about SACFA from Alan Dunn the chairperson

May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month and we want to tell you more about the South African Cystic Fibrosis Association by asking Alan Dunn Chairperson of SACFA and SACFA Central Region (Gauteng) a few questions. Alan has been part of SACFA Central region...
Share your story: Send it to mycf@sacfa.org.za


Covid-19 Guidelines

These guidelines/FAQ’s regarding CF treatment during COVID-19 have been issued on 26 May 2020 by our SA Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC). View it here

New? Find out about CF

A guide for parents and care-givers of children newly diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis

Consensus Document

The South African Cystic Fibrosis Consensus Document – Fifth Edition


Health professionals are teaming up with the SA Cystic Fibrosis Association (SACFA) to establish a registry (or database) of people living with CF in SA. Please ask your doctor or CF clinic at your next checkup about how to sign up to the CF registry if you wish to participate. For more information click here

Summary report – 2019/2020


Full report – 2019/2020



Share information and raise awareness

We share information to the public on cystic fibrosis via
various media channels and increase nationwide
awareness of CF and so promote early diagnosis

Improve treatment of cystic fibrosis

We assist in keeping medical staff up to date with the latest
advancements in treatment.

Support and advocacy

We provide support group structures and sustain
advocacy initiatives for proper treatment of cystic
fibrosis in South Africa.

Medical advisory group

We maintain a medical advisory group and create
other groups necessary for promoting advocacy for
cystic fibrosis treatment

Thank you to our sponsors


Share your story

Send it to mycf@sacfa.org.za


Keep in touch via email updates

Join our WhatsApp network

Only important information will be communicated on this group
Click here to join the SACFA WhatsApp Network

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