2018 events in Egypt

Rare Disease Day in Egypt

Egypt first joined the Rare Disease Day celebrations in 2014. In 2016, Egypt’s third year being involved with Rare Disease Day, celebrations expanded to a parade in Hurghada with decorated cars, folklore entertainment and a march. For Rare Disease Day 2017, a fundraising party for children living with a rare disease was held at a hospital in Cairo, with face-painting and balloons. Information was also provided for visitors on the treatments currently available for rare diseases.

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