The Lyme Disease Association of Australia is a small yet powerful registered charity and Australia’s peak patient body. We are committed to achieving multi-sector recognition and world’s best practise diagnosis and treatment for Australian Lyme and associated disease patients in Australia. The association undertakes activities in six key areas: information, support, advocacy, education, awareness and research.
The aim of the LDAA is to:
- Advocate for individuals and families living with Australian Lyme and associated diseases with governments, doctors and local communities;
- Facilitate world’s best practise patient care and support;
- Represent the perspective, lived experience and interests of the Australian patient community;
- Act as a conduit between international developments, research, treatments and other Lyme communities;
- Fundraise to facilitate improvements for people living with Australian Lyme and associated diseases by supporting the education of doctors and other health professionals;
- Fundraise to support research and innovation in epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Australian Lyme and associated diseases; and
- Educate the public and medical sector about the risks of Lyme disease and the need for early diagnosis and treatment (early detection makes this an easily treatable disease).