To promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.
The UMDF maintains this website to provide the latest news and information about issues relating to mitochondrial disease research and information. The UMDF also holds an annual international symposium that brings together the best physicians and researchers for patients and family members to gain valuable information. The UMDF also provides information about local fundraisers and educational programs. The UMDF advocates on the national level and empowers members to advocate on the local level regarding issues of medical funding and children's health issues as well as social services for the medically fragile and disabled.