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.
A world where children with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases(RMDs) have an equal and optimum opportunity to live, grow and thrive.
To effect strategies and programs that impact on the well-being of children with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases through education, research, advocacy and enactment of policies that promotes their growth, development, survival and overall well-being.
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.Read More
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.
As PAFLAR flourishes, we would like to invite all interested members to participate in our scientific committee. Your contribution to the quality care of children with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Africa is sincerely appreciated.
Register now for the global innovative international Paediatric Rheumatology event of the year to learn, engage, participate, enjoy and network!
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