Rare diseases: understanding this public health priority

 

To clarify the concept of rare diseases as a public health issue, Eurordis produced a short document covering all aspects of rare diseases: definition of the concepts involved; characteristics and specificities of rare diseases; statistics; description of the social, medical and financial impact of rare diseases on the lives of patients and their families; need for raising public awareness; need for appropriate funding and for appropriate health systems and professional care; and the absolute necessity to empower patients to emerge from their isolation.
 
Eurordis encourages rare disease activists to make use of this document, particularly at the national level, in work promoting rare diseases as a public health priority.
 
Length: 14 pp.

 

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A voz das pessoas com doenças raras na EuropaEURORDIS A voz internacional das pessoas com doenças raras, Rare Diseases InternacionalRare Disease International Reúne doentes, famílias e especialistas para partilhar experiências num fórum multilinguístico. RareConnect O programa Rare Barometer é uma iniciativa da EURORDIS para a realização de inquéritos para transformar a experiência das pessoas com doenças raras em números e factos que podem ser partilhados com os responsáveis pela tomada de decisões.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Adira ao maior encontro europeu das partes interessadas no âmbito das doenças raras na Conferência Bienal Europeia sobre Doenças Raras e Produtos Órfãos. A ECRD é uma iniciativa da EURORDISEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases