Muscular Dystrophy Association VIC

Muscular Dystrophy Association VIC

Cause Area: People with Disabilities

Country: Australia

Website: www.mda.org.au


Mission Statement

Working towards a world without Muscular Dystrophy.

Description

Although Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was clinically described in the mid 1800's, the knowledge and medical understanding of the disorder developed slowly, resulting in a sluggish progression of support services and research funding. World-wide, many organisations supporting the needs of families and individuals developed progressively from the 1950s. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has played a pivotal role in establishing organisations to support the MD community domestically and overseas. The MDA also runs extensive information provision programs with world-wide links to research centers and MDAs around the globe. The MDA has always adopted the philosophy demonstrated by that wonderful organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres. (Doctors without Borders). After all, if you are a member of the MD Community" you should be in a position to receive timely information and support within a caring environment regardless of where you live."
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