Often adequate medical care to these people. February 29 – Day of rare diseases worldwide. At the moment medicine knows about six thousand rare diseases that occur not more than 9 100 000 people. According to the latest data, about 12.7 thousand people in Russia have a rare pathology.

Most rare diseases have a genetic nature, are chronic and can be inherited. Medicine and the public sometimes do not pay attention to the problems of such people. Many people remain without medicines and specialized care. That is why was introduced the world Day of rare diseases.

Activities on this day should show the medical professionals, pharmacists, and government officials need to change in the situation.

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