Recognising our rare diamonds...

The Rare Diamond Awards have been created to recognise excellence in advancement of overall healthcare, treatment and support offered by all those working within the Rare Diseases space in South Africa as well as individuals that have made a positive impact on the rare disease community. No such national awards exist within the healthcare sector, with entries welcomed from a wide range of patients, caregivers, industry partners and fellow healthcare professionals.

Eligible Nominees include:

  • patients                            

  • caregivers 

  • advocates

  • physicians

  • medical experts

The Rare Diamond Awards will be attended by some of the leading healthcare professionals and healthcare academia in SA, as well as national newspaper editors, health editors and leading consumer titles. Other guests will include patients, support groups, industry members, and representatives of PR companies as well as organ of state representatives.

  • researchers

  • media

  • educators

  • legislators / regulators

RDA 2018
Sep 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre


Rare Diamond in Advocacy

This category honours individuals that exemplify commitment to ensure our patients' needs remain top priority. These individuals have shown true commitment to advocate for policies that expand healthcare to benefit patients, ultimately representing the patients voice.

Rare Diamond in Healthcare

This category honours individuals who have shown excellence in advancing and transforming health care in South Africa.  The nominees need to be admired for their achievements and respected for their professionalism, compassion and care. The range of their activities might include coaching programs, transformation of practices etc.

Rare Diamond Warrior

This award honours an individual who lives with a rare disease, but despite the tough circumstances is living a life beyond disease. They are a true inspiration to not only healthy individuals but they have inspired the rare disease community to keep pushing through despite the odds.

Rare Diamond Project

This award honours individuals that have led and implemented innovative projects that aimed to deliver better health care solutions. The project has shown strong results in improving the life of our rare disease patients.

Rare Diamond Support Group

This award recognizes and honours a group that gives up their time to support and work closely with people affected by a rare disease. They have offered a hub that not only patients, but carers and families can be part of for help and advice to improve the quality of life of those living with a rare disease

Rare Diamond Tribute 

This award seeks to recognize an individual who effected the most change and dedicated their lives to making changes for those impacted by Rare Diseases.


Contact Us

Nicola du Plooy
+27 10 594 3844

Contact Us

Nicola du Plooy
+27 10 594 3844


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