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.

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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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