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In Europe, a rare disease is defined as one with an incidence of less than 1 in 2000 people. While each of them is rare, there are more than 7,000 rare diseases, which together affect 24 million (6%) people in Europe and take 20% of all health care costs.
In 2011 and 2012 Royal Holloway hosted the largest UK event to mark Rare Disease Day
What happened at Rare Disease Day 2013?
Secondary schools were invited to join us for a packed programme of activities to:
Information about Rare Disease Day 2014 including how to get involved as an exhibitor or activity provider, will be posted soon - please check here again.
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