Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure and potentially death. There is no cure and few effective treatments.

Initially thought to be a rare disease, it is now recognised that about 1 in 200 people or nearly 120,000 Australians may carry genetic mutations that put them at risk of developing mito, with 1 in 5,000 suffering a severe or life-threatening form of the disease.

Join Team Mito to help find a cure for this debilitating disease.

Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The Mito Foundation (formerly known at Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation) supports sufferers and their families, funds essential research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders.

The Mito Foundation also works to educate the general public and the medical profession about mito.

One Australian child born each week will develop a severe or life-threatening form of mitochondrial disease.

There is currently no cure and few effective treatments.

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