Safe Medicine List

Mito Foundation acknowledges there are multiple sources of information published about medication that is safe or to be avoided by individuals with mitochondrial disease (mito). In 2020, International Mito Patients…

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Maeve’s Law sits with the Senate

The year has started with exciting progress towards legalising mitochondrial donation in Australia to offer eligible families the option to have children without passing on mito. Following a majority vote in the House of Representatives in December 2021, Senators debated the Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021 during the February sittings of parliament. Debate on the proposed amendments to the Bill, and the conscience vote on the Bill itself, will carry over to March. A majority of votes is required in the Senate for the Bill to be passed.

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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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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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