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.
Answers contributed by The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation