Mission Statement


  • To establish, maintain and update the diagnostic service for MH susceptibility for South Africa.
  • To make the MH diagnostic facility available for the continent of Africa.
  • To increase awareness and knowledge about MH for patients, their families and the medical community.
  • To establish a national database.
  • To promote research as a pharmacogenetic disorder in the unique DNA mapping of the different ethnic groups in South Africa.
  • To promote immediate availability of the minimum dantrium requirements in all theatre complexes.
  • To promote and standardize the standard of care of both an unexpected, acute MH attack as well as known Malignant Hyperthermia susceptible patients.
  • To promote knowledge on anaesthetic machine preparation for MH cases.
  • To promote referral of all patients and family members in need of diagnostic work-up.
  • To promote the interest of MH as an orphan disease.