For the sixth year in a row, Michelle Muscat, the President of the National Alliance for Rare Diseases and the wife of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, has been named the Patron for EURORDIS, a European Rare Diseases Organisation.
“In a small country like Malta, people living with rare diseases often end up isolated inside their own home, both due to the lack of knowledge about the disease as well as the difficulty in finding support from the surrounding community,” an OPM statement said following the announcement.
As the President of the National Alliance for Rare Diseases, Mrs Muscat and her team have been raising awareness on the more unknown illnesses in society
Mrs Muscat said that Malta is taking an important role in this sector, not just nationally, but on a European level as well as in the United States. The National Alliance for Rare Diseases is currently running a national campaign to raise awareness for their cause.
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