It can be disheartening to note that, despite the voluminous list of known diseases afflicting the human race, there still are thousands of unknown illnesses.  The number of cases may not be many, but by the mere fact that they do exist, it will surely place the patient, his family and medical professionals at a lost on how to handle such a situation.

When is the Rare Disease Day in 2018?

The Rare Disease Day is on February 28, 2018, a Wednesday.

The Rare Disease Day is always observed on the last day of February worldwide each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the Rare Disease Day:

This international event was created in 2008 by the European Organization for Rare Disease (EURORDIS).  Its purpose is to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

Rare Disease Day 2015 Theme

For 2015, the Rare Disease Day’s theme is: Living with a Rare Disease. And the 2015 slogan is: Day-by-Day, Hand-in-Hand.

The 2015 Rare Disease Day marks the 8th year annual observance with the theme of “Care.”

(The 2014 slogan was “Join Together for Better Care.” )

This theme aims to focus the public awareness on the people who are living with a rare disease: not just the afflicted person, but also the family and caregivers of said patient. Even if one of them is missing from the scenario, the whole goal of alleviating and curing

the rare disease goes out of hand. As it is, it is not easy, so it is encouraged to live day-by-day, hand-in-hand with the people concerned. This is to ensure a good network that eases the strain of living with a rare disease.

When is the 2019 Rare Disease Day?

The Rare Disease Day is on February 28, 2019, a Thursday.