uniting AUSTRALIANS LIVING WITH RARE DISEASE
Rare Voices Australia (RVA) is Australia’s peak body for rare disease, advocating for Australians living with rare disease. We provide a strong, common voice to advocate for health policy and a healthcare system that works for people living with rare disease. Our patient-centred focus sees RVA working with key stakeholders including patients, key peak bodies, governments, researchers, clinicians and industry to promote rare disease, diagnosis, access to treatments, data collection, coordinated care, access to services and coordinated research.
During the first half of 2019, RVA has held Stakeholder Consultation meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane to provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases. This is a critical step towards a National Rare Disease Framework and effective rare disease policy. In May 2019, RVA distributed an online survey to RVA partners for patient organisation leaders who were unable to attend our consultations in person.
By working with our RVA partners and the Australian community in the advocacy space, we fight for an Australia that is Fair for Rare.