20 November was the launch of the official #RareDiseaseDay 2023 video in over 40 languages! This 20-second video kicks off the international patient-led campaign and shines a light on the diverse community of over 300 million people living with a rare disease.
Watch it now in:
Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Shona, Sotho, Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Zulu.
This year, our focus is equity. Everyone deserves equitable opportunities and access to health care but people living with a rare disease are more likely to experience treatment inequality, misdiagnosis and isolation. For #RareDiseaseDay 2023 on February 28, let’s light up in solidarity with over 300 million people living with a rare condition and share our colours!
Since 2008, #RareDiseaseDay has brought together millions of people worldwide in solidarity with the 300 million people living with a rare disease.
This year, you can join the global patient-led campaign in many different ways! For example:
- Organising an event and posting it on our world map,
- Participating in the #LightUpforRare campaign by illuminating your home or a monument in your city,
- Downloading the Rare Disease Day social media toolkits, resources and webinars.
Whether you are a policy maker, a health advocate, a patient organisation, a person living with a rare disease or a family member, everyone is invited to share their colours and take part in #RareDiseaseDay 2023!