Mobile application for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Dear Friends,  I am pleased to let you know about a new exciting moment for our community!   ‘The FA App’ is now available!   This free app is really amazing. It allows all of us community members (FAers, family, friends) to    Connect with one another   Read the latest FA news and blogs and […]

Letter to FDA & Reata Pharmaceuticals regard Access to Omaveloxolone

A Call to Action was held from January 5, 2021 – January 20, 2021 where the entire FA community (individuals with FA, family, friends, caregivers, supporters, other rare disease advocates) to sign-on a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Reata Pharmaceuticals. This letter requests Reata to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) […]

HEFAA Annual Report 2020

2020 was a very important year for us, as we have introduced our Association as a community and a voice representing all FA patients in Greece. The Association’s goal is to put a spotlight on the issues our patients are dealing with and underline the need for supporting their fight against this rare disease.

2021 Annual Ataxia Conference

We’re excited to host the 2021 conference 100% online, broadening the event’s reach and making it accessible to our global community. No masks required since you will be joining us from the comfort of your own home. (You can even come in your pajamas!) Whether this is your first time attending AAC or your 64th, […]

A better future by design: call for a new European policy framework for rare diseases

Over 250 experts set out recommendations for the next decade of rare disease policies

Rare Disease Day 2021

The fourteenth Rare Disease Day, to be celebrated this year on 28 February, will see thousands of people in all parts of the world connect virtually to advocate and raise awareness for people living with a rare disease. EURORDIS, the 62 National Alliance patient organisation partners and hundreds of other patient organisations from over 100 countries have collaborated […]

Type-Approval on 1st International Conference on Rare Diseases

The 1st International Conference on Rare Diseases(Greek Chapter), held online March 1 and 2 2021 focusingon: “Building the path from Diagnosis to Access” was completed with great success.

1st International Conference on Rare Diseases

The 1st International Conference on Rare Diseases “Building a Pathway from Diagnosis to Access” recognises that the next decade holds great potential for improvement and that while we cannot predict the future, we all have a role in preparing for it.

COVID-19 and Friedreich’s Ataxia

Last update March 2021

FA community- Call to action!

FARA has prepared a letter to send to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Reata Pharmaceuticals. This letter requests that Reata submit a New Drug Application (NDA) on an urgent basis and FDA to exercise the flexibility granted by law and contained in FDA guidance in considering approval of an NDA for Omaveloxolone in […]

Associate Member of EURORDIS

Hellenic Friedreich’s Ataxia Association is an associate member of EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe, a unique, non-profit alliance of 949 rare disease patient organisations from 73 countries that work together to improve the lives of the 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe.


PRESS RELEASE Thessaloniki, 18 August 2020 The Board of Directors of the “Hellenic Association for Friedrich Ataxia” expresses its sincere thanks for the very important sponsorship of the company Anastasios Mavrogenis SA. to the Association and the patients suffering from Friedrich Ataxia. The company Anastasios Mavrogenis SA and Mr. Mavrogenis personally showed a high sense […]