Rare Disease Day
Date: tuesday, 28th february

The Rare Disease Day 2017 theme is research. Rare disease research is crucial to providing patients with the answers and solutions they need, whether it is a treatment, cure or improved care.


A disease or disorder is defined as rare in Europe when it affects less than 1 in 2000. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the EU, and another touch as many as 245,000.

There are more than 6000 rare diseases. On the whole, rare diseases may affect 30 million European Union citizens. 80% of rare diseases are of genetic origin.

 
 

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European diary


    • 1 december 2017

      Romania National Day

    • Greater Romania emerged on December 1st, 1918 with the union of various regions.
      Because of the decline of Russia and Turkey due to the effects of the World War I and because of the dissension in the Austria-Hungarian Empire, the combining regions of Transylvania, Bessarabie and Bucovine created Greater Romania.

      And since the realization of Greater Romania, the 1st December is a day of commemoration and the romanian National Day.
    • 2 december 2017

      International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    • The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others of 2 December 1949).
    • 5 december 2017

      International Volunteer Day

    • The International Volunteer Day was adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in 1985. Since then, it has had a strategic value: most of the countries have orientated the volunteering actions towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals, a set of objectives and headlines to defeat hunger, illness, illiteracy, the deterioration of the environment and violence against women.