Who We Are

The Paediatric Society of the African League Against Rheumatism is an association of healthcare professionals, allied healthcare workers, patient support groups and all relevant stakeholders involved in the care and management of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases afflicting the children of Africa.



Equal access to quality pediatric rheumatology healthcare for children in Africa with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases(RMDs) so that they may live, grow and thrive.


PAFLAR Mission

To improve the healthcare of children with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Africa through raising awareness, advocacy, education, research, formulation and enactment of policies that promotes their growth, development, survival and overall well-being.

What are Rheumatic Diseases?

When you hear the word "rheumatism", you may think of the aches and pains associated with arthritis. However, rheumatic diseases are much more than this.

Many rheumatic diseases are often more aggressive among children compared to adults. Furthermore, children often are not able to explain accurately their symptoms as adults do. This contributes to delayed diagnosis that may result in chronic pain, disability and even death.

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To collaborate with members through online meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops in order to have brainstorming sessions on improvement of quality of life of children with RMDs.


To create and align with ground-breaking interventions that positively influence the health of children with RMDs through national and international agencies.


Update members of the association and others on current information about management of Paediatric RMDs.

Latest News

Volunteer Position: Vacancy
July 7, 2024
Volunteer Position: Vacancy

Volunteer Role: We are seeking passionate volunteers to join our team and support our mission to enhance pediatric rheumatology healthcare across Africa. Reports to: The Program officer Responsibilities: • Assist in organizing and promoting educational workshops and conferences. • Assist in running projects • Support with the organization of committees and subcommittees meetings • Support advocacy and awareness campaigns. • Aid in research projects and data collection. • Engage with patient support activities. • Assist in responding to members queries. • Assist in writing reports and minutes • Perform all other duties as assigned Requirements: • Strong commitment to child healthcare. • Excellent communication and organizational skills. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Previous experience in healthcare or non-profit organizations is a plus. What We Offer: • Opportunity to make a significant impact on children’s lives. • Professional development and networking opportunities. • A collaborative and supportive environment. How to Apply: Send your CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation to volunteer with PAFLAR to: info@paflar.org. Application Deadline: 30th August 2024 If you are passionate about web hosting and maintenance, we would love to hear from you! Join us in our mission to ensure that all children in Africa with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases can live, grow, and thrive. For more information about PAFLAR, visit our website (https://paflar.org/).

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Vacancy: Website Host and Maintenance Specialist
June 27, 2024
Vacancy: Website Host and Maintenance Specialist

The role objective We are seeking a skilled and motivated Website Host and Maintenance Specialist to oversee the hosting, functionality, and ongoing maintenance of our website. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in web hosting, troubleshooting, and content management, ensuring the website remains accessible, up-to-date, and secure. Responsibilities: The Website Host and Maintenance […]

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PAFLAR End of Year 2023 Message
December 23, 2023
PAFLAR End of Year 2023 Message

Dear All, On behalf of the PAFLAR Board, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our members and partners who continue to support with dedication PAFLAR’s initiatives and activities during the year 2023. It has been an amazing year of growth as we collaborate to work towards achieving our dream of promoting […]

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The African League Against Rheumatism
The Kenya Paediatric Association
Pfizer Kenya
The Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi
Coach Consult Ltd.
JIR Winter School
International League of Associations for Rheumatology
Josephine Righa Advocates
Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters International
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