World Rare Disease Day

World Rare Disease Day is marked on the last day of February each year to raise awareness about rare diseases. This is a platform to bring together clinicians, researchers, pharma and biotech, policy makers and governments. Rare diseases are called so, because of the rarity of occurrence in the population. Also known as orphan diseases, most of these are neglected with no treatment or drugs available. Globally there are 350 million people with rare diseases.

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