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.


Virtual 6.5km Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis 2023

Support the South African Cystic Fibrosis Association by walking, running or riding 6.5km! Buy your ticket during the month of May and share your video, photo or virtual racing app screenshot on our social media. Date: 1 - 31 May 2023 Per person: R65...

CF Genes Day 2023

SACFA Central Region brings you the CF Genes Day event on the 31 May 2023. Let’s make an early start to get schools and companies involved in participating in this event. This event creates public awareness of cystic fibrosis in South Africa and helps raise...
Strength in Unity: How the Cystic Fibrosis Community in South Africa Overcomes Rarity Through Solidarity. Share your colours for Rare awareness

Strength in Unity: How the Cystic Fibrosis Community in South Africa Overcomes Rarity Through Solidarity.

Living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in South Africa can be challenging, but it also makes us unique. There are roughly 550 people who have been diagnosed with CF, though this figure may be slightly higher due to patients being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in the...

What makes CF Patients Rare?

#ShareYourRare In conjunction with #raredieseasemonth, SACFA thought we would explore what makes Cystic Fibrosis patients, and the disease, rare. If you haven't heard of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) you can find more information on it on our website using the...

A reminder to adult CF patients who attend CMJAH

To all those who historically attended the CMJAH Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Ward 496, please book follow up appointments at the CMJAH Adult Respiratory Clinic.  This is a general respiratory clinic but you will be seen by a pulmonologist, have your...

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...
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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


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Send it to mycf@sacfa.org.za


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