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Thespianz Theatre organises puppet show to educate people on rare diseases

1 March 2021

A puppet show was recently held at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi to educate people about rare diseases in children. The show was organised by Thespianz Theatre for World Rare Disease Day and the story was written by a child patient. In Pakistan, less than 1% of parents have their children screened for rare diseases after birth. There are more than 6,000 diseases that can be classified as "rare". The event also saw the inauguration of an online portal called "Ek Sath" that aims to raise awareness about these diseases.