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From the 18th to the 24th of September the Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week took place. Around the world Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week was marked with educational, fundraising and advocacy efforts designed to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease (mito). Within this framework many events took place in different countries.

Examples of events to raise awareness and funds for research are: walking and biking events, patient information days, symposia with specific topics, fundraising activities, and a special one is the ‘stay in bed day’ event in Australia. One of the more striking activities was that important landmarks in the world were set in green light (see photo of Nijmegen Radboud UMC).

The GMDAW initiative once started in Australia and is now being organized under the flag of IMP. We proudly present this initiative and hope it will find its way to many countries in the world. Curious about what has been and still is being organized in your own country? You can have a look at the GMDAW website:


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