About Us

Who is the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

The MDANZ is a New Zealand not for profit organisation which provides information and support to individuals living with neuromuscular conditions and their families/whanau. We have four regional branches throughout the country which are supported by the National Office based in Auckland.

What are Neuromuscular Conditions?

Neuromuscular condition is a broad umbrella term that describes a variety of muscle diseases. These conditions primarily result in progressive muscle weakening, leading to loss of mobility and independence. Symptoms can appear just after birth or for others not until much later in life, they are unpredictable and there is no cure.

For a full list of conditions we support click here

"It's the support and information that helps us get through the days

that can be hard" - MDA member