Rare Disease Day on February 29, 2024

by | Feb 28, 2024 | News Articles

Rare Disease Day is a global movement to raise awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by those living with them. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary resilience and spirit of the individuals worldwide living with a rare disease, along with their families and caregivers.

According to the official Rare Disease Day website, an estimated 5% of the global population is currently affected by rare diseases. Despite their individual rarity, collectively, there are over 6,000 identified rare diseases impacting approximately 300 million people worldwide. These statistics underscore the widespread impact of rare diseases and the urgent need for increased awareness, research, and support systems to address the unique needs of those affected.

For more information about Rare Disease Day and how you can get involved, please visit the official website at www.rarediseaseday.org.