Who are we

MPDA is the first non-governmental and patient-based organisation set up on 12th September 1994 as support group for people with Parkinson and their caregivers in the country. It is also the third of its kind in Asia after Japan and Hong Kong at the time of its incorporation.

The Association was initially registered as the Parkinson’s Disease of Selangor and Federal Territory (PERSATUAN PARKINSON SELANGOR DAN WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN) with the Registrar of Societies of Malaysia bearing the Registration No: 5642/94 Selangor. In 1996, the name of the association was changed to Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (PERSATUAN PARKINSON MALAYSIA) to be more representative of the Parkinson community in the country. It was officially launched on 6th April 1996 by the then Minister of Health of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Chua Jui Meng. In October 2005, it received its tax-exempt status from the Inland Revenue Department of Malaysia.

In the early years of the association, the Secretariat was located at the homes of members due to its limited financial resources. Today, it is located at its rented premises, a single-storey corner lot terrace house located in Happy Gardens, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur since October 2005. It is a place which we called our “Parkinson Centre”.

As at 31st October 2008, MPDA has a total registration of 637 members comprising 376 people with Parkinson, 134 caregivers and 127 supporters. In terms of gender, there are 293 males and 344 females.

Any person interested in furthering the objectives of the Association of at least 18 years of age, residing or working in Malaysia is eligible for ordinary membership on payment of an Annual Membership Fee. There are four different classes of membership:

(a) People with Parkinson;
(b) Caregiver;
(c) Supporter; and
(d) Corporate

Our Objectives

  • To provide educational and emotional support services to People with Parkinson and their caregivers and family members.
  • To promote self-management of Parkinson’s conditions by People with Parkinson and their families consistent with the best medical advice.
  • To facilitate the provision of suitable professional help and advice to People with Parkinson and their families.
  • To promote awareness of Parkinson’s Disease among professionals and the public at large.
  • To promote research into all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • To support the establishment of centres for the treatment, both social and therapeutic, of People with Parkinson and their families.
  • To raise funds for use by the Association in pursuit of its objectives.
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Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA)

[email protected]Email
+603-79806685Phone Number
+603-79726683Phone Number
Established since 1994Year of Establishment
5642/94 SelangorRegistration Number
35 Jalan Nyaman 10, Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.Address
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