Mito Foundation supports people affected by mitochondrial disease (mito), funds essential research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures of mitochondrial disorders, and increases awareness and education about this devastating disease.

Mito Patients and Carers

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Access services and information for diagnosed and undiagnosed mito patients and carers.

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Help raise vital funds to support the mito community and help find a cure.

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Clinicians and Researchers

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Medical information about mitochondrial disease, as well as research initiatives.

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Care Standards For Mito

The Australian Patient Care Standards are an important resource to guide health professionals to improve the care they provide for people impacted by mitchondrial disease (mito). The standards have been adapted for Australia based on the standards published by the Mitochondrial Medicine Society. Mito Foundation will work with mito specialists to raise awareness of the standards and use these as the basis to improve health care for the mito community.

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Securing Medicare Funding For Genomic Testing

Mito Foundation is pleased to share the submission we made to the Medicare Services Advisory Committee regarding the importance of Medicare funding for genomic testing to help diagnose mitochondrial disease (mito). Thank you to the generous mito community members who shared their stories and perspectives with us.

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Fast tracking a novel therapy to prevent mito-related blindness

Mitochondria are the power houses of the cell providing the body with over 90% of the energy it needs to sustain life. In a person with mitochondrial disease (mito), the mitochondria do not work properly due to defects in genes controlling mitochondrial function. Impaired mitochondrial energy supply causes multiple organs to malfunction or fail.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Digital Mito Parents Meet-up – January 2022

Planning for school – Part 1 of 2 Planning for your child’s…

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Digital New South Wales and Queensland Mito Meet-up – February 2022

The topic for this first NSW/QLD Mito Meet-up in 2022 is planning…

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Genetic Counselling and Mito – Connect call

Have you heard of genetic counselling, or wondered how it might be…

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Digital National Mito Meet-up: February 2022

The topic for this first National Mito Meet-up in 2022 is planning…

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