Rare diseases in developing countries: Insights from China's collaborative network

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Li, Yihan 

Rare diseases (RDs) are complex conditions and a worldwide healthcare challenge. The healthcare policymakers in developing countries lack templates from countries at the same level of development. This article introduced and discussed the combination of top‐down strategies and bottom‐up interventions in addressing RDs in a developing country, China, as an example. The government leads the formulation of laws, policies, and guidance to coordinate national resources, while local authorities and nongovernment organisations (NGOs) are responsible for policy localisation and complement policy gaps. This article may inspire other developing countries of improving RD healthcare.


Funder: University College London; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000765

Funder: Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust

top‐down strategies, rare diseases, developing countries, bottom‐up interventions, healthcare policymakers
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