Rare Disease Day in 2024
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Rare Disease Day is dedicated to raising awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by patients and their families. Its purpose is to foster understanding of these conditions and to promote research and collaboration among health professionals and policymakers. The Observance focuses not only on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment but also on the necessity for emotional and practical support for those living with a rare disease.
The idea of a day dedicated to rare diseases was first proposed in 2008 by the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) and quickly gained support across numerous countries, leading to its worldwide recognition. It is crucial for people in the European Union to be aware of Rare Disease Day as millions of EU citizens live with a rare disease, and these conditions can have profound effects on their lives. The EU has actively supported research and initiatives targeting rare diseases, aiming to improve treatment options, diagnostic measures, and the exchange of information among member states.
Rare Disease Day in the European Union is marked by various events and activities, aiming to enhance public knowledge and encourage discussions on rare diseases. Conferences, workshops, educational seminars, and awareness-raising campaigns are organized across member states, involving patients, families, health professionals, researchers, and policymakers. Social media and traditional media platforms are also employed to share information, personal stories, and educational materials about rare diseases. Rare Disease Day is observed on the last day of February.
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Referenceswww.rarediseaseday.org: Rare Disease Organization www.raredisorders.ca: Rare Diseases ppforum.ca: Rare Diseases In Canada