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Rare Disease Day 2018

Rare Disease Day takes place on 28th February 2018    


28 February 2018 will be the eleventh international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities.


There is so much to be said in the fight to increase rare disease research that the theme for Rare Disease Day 2018 is research, continuing on from Rare Disease Day 2017!


Rare disease research contributes to the development of diagnostic tools, treatments and cures, as well as improved health and social care for patients and their families.


The patient community needs researchers. They discover diseases and develop treatments and cures.


To list your event on the official Rare Disease Day website for Australia, Press Here, and download your official Rare Disease Day promotional materials.  

Show your solidarity by joining with millions of patients and families around the world. Patient organisations in over 80 countries are holding events.