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Rare Disease Day in South Africa


South Africa first participated in Rare Disease Day in 2010, focusing on increasing the visibility of rare diseases amongst the general public. Since then, patient organisations have launched many successful media campaigns and have reached out to important ministers within the government to stress the need for official policy on rare diseases. An annual “Denim Walk” takes place through the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens to raise awareness of those living with rare diseases.

Do you know of any events not listed here? Or would you like to get involved? Email us at [email protected].



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Events in South Africa


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Rare Disease Day 2021 #28FactsFor28Days

Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University will celebrate Rare Disease Day on 24 February 2021 and with #28FactsFor28Days...

24 Feb 2021 - Cape town

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#ShareYourRare

This February we're flipping the script and encouraging South Africans to share their rare stories in an effort to stimulate...

22 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021 - National

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