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Why rare diseases?

13 Jul 2017

Between 5 000 and 8 000 rare diseases affect the daily lives of around 30 million people in the EU. For example, in the field of oncology alone, there …


Recent activities

Official report from 4th European Reference Network Conference now available

15 Jan 2019

Health professionals, researchers, patient organisations and policymakers gathered in Brussels on 21 & 22 November for the 4th European Reference Netw …


The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission


“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
For more information about the ERNs and the EU health strategy,
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