World Duchenne Organisation

World Duchenne Organisation meeting in Rome, Italy, in February 2019

The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a rare disease affecting boys. International exchanges between researchers, doctors and patient organisations is of utmost importance.

World Duchenne Organisation, WDO, is a world organisation which purpose is to find a cure for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and to create the standard of cares in collaboration with the doctors that are shared with all patients.

WDO estimates that if the parents from all over the world take their responsibilities and work together, they will have a better impact on the future and the quality of life of their sons. WDO encourages and promotes the parents to become active. Family needs must be in the centre and the starting point of activities.

WDO works with patient organisations from all over the world in order to improve the medical cares, the quality of life and the futur for all patients affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Becker Muscular Dystrophy.

WDO is a non-profit organisation based in Netherlands.

Promote the research

The World Duchenne Organisation focuses on the following tasks:

  • to create and transmit information about the research, the development of cures and the standard of cares to the patients, their family and doctors.
  • to support countries where there is very few information about the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and to facilitate information exchanges about fundraising and the lobbying between all patient organisations that are members.

Progena is a member of the World Duchenne Organisation and participates to their meetings and trainings.