Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) Meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaounde, Cameroon

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Aug;83(2):226-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0208.


The African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), founded in 2003 with its inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana,1 has the stated missions of (1) disseminating information about human genetics research in Africa, (2) establishing a mentorship network providing educational resources, including the development of appropriate technology transfer, (3) providing advocacy for human genetic research in Africa, and (4) encouraging collaborative research. Despite its young age, the AfSHG has developed a strong cadre of active researchers, both within and outside of Africa, with more than 400 members (from 16 countries across Africa as well as 8 other countries), and has held six successful meetings, five in Africa and one in the United States.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Ethnology
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genetics, Medical* / economics
  • Genetics, Medical* / ethics
  • Genetics, Medical* / methods
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Research*
  • Societies, Scientific*