The purpose of The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa is to create a better life for all affected by arthritis by enabling the more than 8 million South Africans with one or more of the 150 different types of arthritis to live a valuable life in all its dimensions – societal, economic, familial and emotional - through increasing awareness, providing education and offering support. Arthritis is not just a condition of the aged! Children are sufferers too! Since 2012, the Foundation has raised and spent R1 500 000.00 on assisting patients to obtain costly medication. We have also assisted in helping three rheumatologists complete their formal training by assisting financially - this apart from providing other much needed services to its members and the public.
The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa is the only organization of its kind in South Africa and largely relies on private funding for its operations and receives no government support. The state of the world and South African economy is making it increasingly difficult for the Foundation to provide its services and promote awareness. Help us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of an arthritis patient - adult and child alike, by contributing to our MAKE A DIFFERENCE campaign. Visit us at http://www.arthritis.org.za/ or Face Book on http://gigaf.org/1qDbqaH