The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF) was founded in 2009 with three goals in mind:
- To fund research into mitochondrial disease
- To support sufferers of mitochondrial disease and their families
- To educate the general public and the medical profession about mitochondrial disease
Research shows that 1 in 200 people have a form of mito with 1 in 5,000 people developing a severe or life-threatening form of the disease. Mito can present itself without warning in an otherwise healthy person and is likely to affect someone you know.