"Research Brings Hope to People Living with a Rare Disease"
Of the nearly 7,000 rare diseases, only a few hundred have any treatment. Bring awareness of rare diseases into your classroom with resources from the NIH. Live webcasts, a Twitter chat, patient profiles, a database on rare diseases and more!
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.
This year's global theme is "bridging health and social care."