My warmest greetings to the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc. (PSOD) as it spearheads the observance of the 8th National Rare Disease Week and World Rare Disease Day.
Rare diseases affect 1 out of every 20,000 Filipinos. Shedding light into these unique conditions will be the most effective way of combating them, along with accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
I admire the doctors, researchers and advocates for relentlessly working together to acquire new knowledge that will help us save and alleviate more lives from these maladies. I laud PSOD for bringing together organizations from different sectors to create awareness and gather support for Filipinos with rare diseases.
May we all remain steadfast in providing our people with necessary information and services that will help them understand and fight these unique ailments. Together, we can protect the well-being of every citizen as they aspire to realize their full potentials.
May you have a meaningful event.
RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE