Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of rapidly progressive neurological diseases that cause increasing and complex levels of disability leading to death, usually within five years of diagnosis. The most common form of MND is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Each day two Australians die of this cruel disease and two Australians are newly diagnosed. Although MND was first described nearly 150 years ago there is still no cure and no effective treatments.
MND Australia is the national peak body for MND raising awareness and advocating to ensure the best possible care for people who are living with MND and research to find the causes, treatments and ultimately a cure. The MND Australia network comprises of six MND Associations, representing all states and territories, and the MND Research Institute of Australia who work together to advance, promote and influence local and national efforts to acheive our mission of a 'world without MND'.