As every year, this 28th February Rare Disease Day will be held around the world with the aim of raising global awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. For this reason, Rare Disease Day targets not only the general public but also policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers, health professionals and anyone who has a genuine interest in rare diseases.
Continuing on from Rare Disease Day 2017, the theme of this year is Research. 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.
Take part in an interactive face paint social media campaign to raise awareness of rare diseases and show your support for the rare disease community! Show your rare. Show you care. Take part in the #ShowYourRare campaign during the entire month of February 2018 and download the official material!!