3rd PAFLAR Congress Welcome Message

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to invite you to the 3rd annual PAFLAR hybrid congress.

The Paediatric Society of the African League Against Rheumatism(PAFLAR) is a prestigious non-governmental organization established in September 2019 with a core mandate to promote a world where children rheumatic diseases have the same and optimal chance to live, grow and develop like their other normal counterparts especially in Africa. We envision to achieve this through effective strategies and programs that impact on the well-being of African children with rheumatic diseases through advocacy and enactment of policies adapted to the specificity of the African continent.

The 1st and 2nd online congress were phenomenal, educative and outstanding, here is a landmark congress with the opportunity of meeting physically for the first time. The congress will be held on 25th and 26th of April 2023 in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme of the event will be “Paediatric Rheumatology in Africa: Tackling Emerging Challenges”. The theme addresses the current problems in the paediatric rheumatology domain in Africa and how to surmount them. This congress promises to be extraordinary, impressive and outstanding.

We have got two very educative sessions per day with very interesting workshops on both days of the congress. Experts across the globe have been invited as speakers to lead and enrich discussions.

On behalf of scientific committee, I’m honoured to invite everyone from all over the world to register and plan to attend this historical and enlightening congress where you will feel free, learn and network with friends. See you in Kenya.

PAFLAR “Stronger together for a better future”.

Dr Ayodele Faleye
Chair, PAFLAR Scientific committee