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


    • 7 august 2017

      International Day of Education

    • The International Day of Education aims to highlight the importance given to development education in society: clarifying the technical problems on the access to drinkable water in many developing countries, but also raising awarness of the importance of preserving this limited resource that is water.
    • 12 august 2017

      International Youth Day

    • In 1985, the UN celebrated the first International Year of Youth. On its 10th anniversary, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people.