The Africa Down syndrome network is a fully-fledged working network consisting of legally and fully registered National Down syndrome organizations for people with Down syndrome in Africa.
ADSN works as an umbrella body representative of all National DS organisations in the African Continent and the key focus area is to promote the inclusion and capacity building for people with Down syndrome and their families in Africa.
ADSN was initially formed on the 4th of February, 2014, when representatives of nine National Down syndrome associations from nine African countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa at the National office of Down syndrome South Africa, as founding members. This resulted into the official launch of the Africa Down syndrome Network and its’ first elected office bearers·
The following are the Founding member countries:
- South Africa
- Tanzania (main land)
- Zambia and