Rare Disease Day
Date: tuesday, 28th

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


    • 21 february 2017

      International Mother Language Day

    • International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999.

    • 28 february 2017

      Rare Disease Day

    • 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.


    • 4 march 2017

      World Day against sexual exploitation

    • In 2009 held the first World Day against sexual exploitation, created on the initiative of the NGO named GIPF (Groupe International de Paroles de Femmes), which means Group International of therapy of women.