United Arab Emirates

2018 events in United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Rare Disease Day in United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates, Rare Disease Day has been celebrated since 2011 with conferences aimed at raising awareness and educating the public. In 2017, the annual “Patients’ Day” was organised to give patients the opportunity to meet others living with rare diseases.

To celebrate Rare Disease Day 2018 in the United Arab Emirates people living with a rare disease and their families came together to go for a walk, followed by activities for children, including music, kite flying and face painting. The month long campaign was also marked by a hands-on approach at the paediatric medical congress, a poster exhibition and awareness events targeting everyone from healthcare professionals to school students and families.

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