The Malian Society of Human Genetics was founded in 2012 and has its headquarter at the Faculty of Medicine and Odontostomatology, Point “G”, Bamako, Mali, BP: 1805.
Its purpose is to contribute to the promotion and development of human genetics with the objectives of bringing together people working in the field of genetics or who have a strong interest in human genetics; encouraging and integrating their efforts by providing them with a forum; promoting research, development, information, education and training in genetics; creating a forum for genetic counseling, information, education and awareness for the community, especially for people living with genetic diseases and those at risk; representing the interests of the discipline and ensuring an expert role with public health authorities or departmental, national and international; and developing, for this purpose, relations with sister societies in other African countries and outside Africa.
The Malian Society of Human Genetics is open to anyone sharing the same principles regardless of their individual, political and religious beliefs and working directly or indirectly on the genetics aspects affecting human health. However, political, religious or racial discussions are forbidden.
Membership is conditioned to the payment of membership card and annual fees.
The society is led by an Executive Board of 11 members headed by a President and meets once a month.