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Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Answers for children
Solving the most challenging medical mysteries for children living with a rare disease
Helping to put an end to uncertainty
The Undiagnosed Diseases Program is a WA Health Department initiative that brings together specialist doctors to help solve some of our communities most challenging medical mysteries.
By applying new approaches and advanced technologies, our team of clinical and research experts works closely with families and researches to help put an end to the terrible uncertainty that comes from not knowing what tomorrow will bring. With answers comes the opportunity for children to receive the best possible care.
This program is delivered by Genetic Services of Western Australia. It is a first of its kind in Australia, and is rapidly expanding across the world. It represents a landmark moment in our medical history, ensuring more and more families have access to the diagnoses and answers they deserve.
60,000Children in Western Australia living with a rare disease
500,000Children in Australia living with a rare disease
5-10Years waited for accurate diagnosis by a third of children
Information for parents
If you think you know someone who might benefit from being part of the program, read through the referral criteria then send your details through. Our team will be in touch with you to discuss further.More info
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