A call for global action for rare diseases in Africa

Nature Genetics
Volume 52 Issue 1, January 2020


Comment | 23 December 2019
A call for global action for rare diseases in Africa
The 11th International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD), South Africa, included the Africa-Rare initiative launch and facilitated multi-stakeholder engagement in the challenges facing, and opportunities for, Africans living with rare diseases. The following ICORD Global Call to Action, developed in collaboration with the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium, synthesizes the outcomes of the deliberations and emphasizes the international collaborative efforts required to address the global effects of rare diseases on public health.
Gareth S. Baynam, Stephen Groft[…] & Manuel Posada