Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
Venue: Various, worldwide Global, Australia
Start Date: Sun 15 Sep 2019 Start Time: 1000
End Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 End Time: 1000
Around the world Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week takes place from Sunday 15 September until Saturday 21 September and is marked with educational, fundraising and advocacy efforts designed to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease (mito).
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. As many as one in 200 people may carry the genetic changes that can lead to mito. Mito is terminal; there are no cures and few effecive treatments.
Organisation: International Mito Patients and locally, the Mito Foundation
Topic: Health / Medical