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Cystic Fibrosis (CF), is an inherited genetic disease that affects a number of organs in the body, primarily the lungs and pancreas by clogging them with thick and sticky mucus.

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Add to calendar6.5km Challenge – National
1 – 31 Oct 2020

Add to calendar94.7 Cycle 4 CF – Central Region
15 Nov 2020

Meet our newest contributors to the blog! Twins with a CF link!

Here's a bit of a different story on our website! We are so happy to welcome Nikki and Jay as blog contributors! Read more to find out about their connection to CF! Jay's post on nutrition is...
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Exercise and CF

Regular exercise plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for both CF patients as well as healthy individuals. A regular exercise routine helps an individual to maintain a...
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17 year old CF life during the pandemic- from a Mom’s perspective

91 days... does not sound too long....   But what if you are 17 years old, very social, love life, friends and experiences... and yet, you may not have any of those.   So let's let the...
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Virtual 6.5km Challenge

1-31 October 2020

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Research May Explain Why Different CF Bacteria Infect at Certain Ages

 

New research unveils why the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause sustained infections in younger cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, while the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia complex infects patients as teenagers and adults.

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COVID-19 Guidelines

 

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HELPFUL DOWNLOADS

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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

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Out

 

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

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The South African Cystic Fibrosis Consensus Document – Fifth Edition

REGISTRY PROJECT

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

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