Today is Rare Disease Day: it is time to ‘show your rare’
Wednesday 28 February marks the eleventh edition of the international Rare Disease Day that is being celebrated in over 90 countries and by hundreds of patient organisations worldwide.
The Rare Disease Day slogan this year is ‘Show your rare, show you care‘. Active and collaborative research is essential not only to discovering new drugs and targets for these rare diseases but also for a better understanding of the disease itself. It is important to sustain research efforts towards providing support and adequate care to patients, patients’ families and caregivers. To find out about the Rare Disease Day events happening worldwide click here!
For the first time ever, Togo, Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago will participate in Rare Disease Day. The political momentum resulting from Rare Disease Day has over the years, also served advocacy purposes, contributing to the advancement of EU policies on rare diseases and to the creation of national plans for rare diseases in a number of EU Member States.