About

Who We Are

We Make a Difference in people's lives

The Arthritis Foundation is a patient-oriented, non-profit organisation dedicated to educating, assisting, and informing the public on the impact and consequences of arthritis.

Our

Mission

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) aims to increase awareness and eliminate the stigma associated with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease, promote education, provide advocacy and support to those living with arthritis.

Our

Services

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) provides non-medical support for arthritis patients, their families and carers. To do this we are involved in a wide range of education and support programmes, providing access to information about these diseases, and by advocating the interests of people with arthritis in government, medical and media circles.
The National Office is in Cape Town and supports regional centres in Gauteng and Eastern Cape.

Support

Connect with other people like you that are also navigating life with arthritis or connect with a professional member of the rheumatology community that can help guide you to resources in your local area. Here, you'll find opportunities to learn how to navigate healthcare systems, disease-modifying therapy and coping mechanisms. All in the spirit of empathy for all people with arthritis, their families, friends and caregivers.

Education and Training

Conducting arthritis education programmes: The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa aims to promote better research, education and provision for those with the condition. We do this through the delivery of a range of services including our Help Line, meetings, webinars and various campaigns which reach out to people with arthritis, their families and caregivers. 

We also train patients, caregivers, and family members about the impact and consequences of living with Arthritis

Information

Arthritis updates and analysis on treatment, medication, and research trends. Stay knowledgeable with trusted healthcare information on different forms of arthritis. We provide you with the latest information in all types of arthritic conditions.

Advocacy

We are the largest organisation in South Africa dedicated to ensuring that people with arthritis and related rheumatic conditions have their voices heard and needs addressed. Our advocacy programmes focus on improving knowledge, services, and access to care.

Fundraising

To raise funds, in accordance with applicable laws, from legitimate sources, to support its programmes and services. We're a non-profit with an ambitious goal to provide support for the growing numbers of people with arthritis in South Africa. We are able to maintain our independence through the support of dedicated donors and fundraisers who volunteer their time and energy.

Support

Connect with other people like you that are also navigating life with arthritis or connect with a professional member of the rheumatology community that can help guide you to resources in your local area. Here, you'll find opportunities to learn how to navigate healthcare systems, disease-modifying therapy and coping mechanisms. All in the spirit of empathy for all people with arthritis, their families, friends and caregivers.

Education and Training

Conducting arthritis education programmes: The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa aims to promote better research, education and provision for those with the condition. We do this through the delivery of a range of services including our Help Line, meetings, webinars and various campaigns which reach out to people with arthritis, their families and caregivers. 

We also train patients, caregivers, and family members about the impact and consequences of living with Arthritis

Information

Arthritis updates and analysis on treatment, medication, and research trends. Stay knowledgeable with trusted healthcare information on different forms of arthritis. We provide you with the latest information in all types of arthritic conditions.

Advocacy

We are the largest organisation in South Africa dedicated to ensuring that people with arthritis and related rheumatic conditions have their voices heard and needs addressed. Our advocacy programmes focus on improving knowledge, services, and access to care.

Fundraising

To raise funds, in accordance with applicable laws, from legitimate sources, to support its programmes and services. We're a non-profit with an ambitious goal to provide support for the growing numbers of people with arthritis in South Africa. We are able to maintain our independence through the support of dedicated donors and fundraisers and our employees who volunteer their time and energy.

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The Arthritis Foundation is a patient-centred, non-profit organisation that is dedicated to education, assistance, and informing the public on the impact and consequences of RMDs.

The Arthritis Foundation of SA is a registered non-profit organisation, No 002-847 NPO

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As an NPO, we rely on your support to be able to continue with our work.

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