29 February marks the 17th International Rare Disease Day. A day dedicated to raising public awareness of these diseases and their impact on the lives of those affected.
The Minister of Health and Social Security, Martine Deprez, recently took part in Portugal's first peer review as part of the Universal Health and Preparedness Review (UHPR).
"Contrary to popular belief, cancer is not necessarily a fatality." It is important to be aware of the risk factors identified by science and to work together to adopt a healthy, balanced lifestyle in order to reduce exposure to these risks on a daily basis", says Martine Deprez, Minister of Health and Social Security.
The meeting of the OECD's Health Committee at ministerial level took place in Paris on 23 January under the chairmanship of the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, Frank Vandenbroucke.