“At MND NZ, we do all we can to make sure people living with motor neurone disease receive the very best support and care available. We are here to help.”
Beth Watson, President

MND NZ’s Support Workers help people with MND live better for longer. All over New Zealand, our Support Workers help people with MND access the right health services at the right time, provide up-to-date information, and offer both practical and emotional support.

MND NZ is a small registered charity that also works to increase awareness and understanding of MND in New Zealand. We believe in supporting MND research.

ABOUT MND

Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells – neurones – controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow degenerate and die.

With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste away, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The patterns of weakness vary from person to person.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is the most common type of MND. MND is known as ALS in some countries.

The number of people living with MND at any one time is approximately one in 15,000

There are approximately 300 people living with MND in New Zealand, at any one time

More About MND
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We believe research will find a cure for MND

Our NZ Research Fund
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Information to help you understand your diagnosis

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Tips for living with MND

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Information for health professionals

Healthcare Professionals
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Products available to help people with disabilities

Great Aids & Technology
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NEWS AND FEATURES

The US Food and Drug Administration building

On Friday 5 May, the US Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) announced its approval of the drug ‘edaravone’ for the treatment of MND. This is exciting news. The FDA is the organisation that approves medication in America according to its safety and effectiveness. Edaravone is the first MND medication to […] READ MORE

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Pesticides Linked To Increased Risk Of MND

New research has confirmed a link between pesticides and an increased risk of MND… but don’t panic and chuck out all your non-organic veggies just yet. It’s specifically to do with exposure at work to organochlorine pesticides, many of which are now banned (like DDT). Read more about this interesting line […] READ MORE

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