A helping hand to patients with rare diseases
AT PAMANICOR HEALTH AG WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH AN ORPHAN DISEASE.
Are you familiar with Achalasie, Adrenogenital Syndrome (AGS), Mucoviszidose, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Huntington’s disease, Klippel–Feil syndrome?
These are so called orphan diseases and they are typically affecting fewer than 1 in around 2.000 people. According to estimates there are as many as 5.000 to 7.000 distinct rare diseases.
Within the European Union for example as much as 6% to 8% of the population is affected by one. Rare diseases often differ in frequency between populations. Therefore a disease which is rare in some populations may be more widespread in others.
More than 80% of rare diseases are genetically caused, chronic and not curable. They are life threatening or cause permanent disability. Therapies only exist for a small percentage out of this number and they involve serious permanent medical treatment. Some rare diseases commence at birth or early child age. Others only emerge and develop during adult age.
Pamanicor Health AG supports organisations whose work helps to improve the quality of life for patients with an orphan disease and their families. Thanks to these organisations patients can exchange experiences, getting empowered from various perspectives, are encouraged to achieve fulfilling lives without isolation and to overcome many restrictions in their daily life.