International League of Associations for Rheumatology

Previous Projects.

The ILAR Grants Program supports the growing need for global advancements in rheumatology. Since the program’s inception, ILAR has donated over a million dollars to fund 50+ Projects Worldwide. See previous projects on this page. For the current year’s projects, see Projects >

Web-based educational program for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Latin America and the Caribbean countries

Location: Latin America and Caribbean Countries
Project Manager: Loreto Massardo, MD

Juvenile Arthritis Management in Less Resourced Countries (JAMLess)

Location: South Africa and other Developing Countries
Project Manager: Chris Scott, MD and Ricardo Russo, MD

Rheumatology Clinic for Ebola Survivors in Liberia

Location: Liberia
Project Manager: Mosoka Fallah, MD

Development of Guidelines for Using Methotrexate to Treat Rheumatic Diseases in Ethiopia

Location: Ethiopia
Project Manager: Carol Hitchon, MD, MSc

ILAR Treatment Recommendations for Psoriatic Arthritis

Location: South America, Central America, Africa
Project Manager: Vinod Chandran, MD

Enhancing undergraduate rheumatology education in Latin America

Location: Latin America
Project Manager: Jonathan Hausmann, MD

First literature in Macedonian language for patient education on medicines in Rheumatology

Location: Macedonia
Project Manager: Dragan Chichikj and Irina Hadji Mitova

COPCORD Katon Rikkos, Jos, Nigeria: Phase 1

Location: Nigeria
Project Manager: Uhunmwangho U. Courage, MD

Program for the Diffusion of Pediatric Rheumatology (PRONADIRP)

Location: Argentina
Project Manager: Ricardo Russo, MD

Learning Blended Strategy in uncovered region of Colombia for general pediatrician and pediatric residents to early recognition of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Location: Colombia
Project Manager: Sally Pino, MD

COPCORD Suriname project: Phase 1

Location: Suriname Project
Manager: Nancy Ho-A-Tham, MD


Location: South Africa
Project Manager: Daniel Sager, MD

 Enhancement of rheumatology education and practice in under-developed areas of China

Location: China
Project Manager: Xuewu Zhang, MD

Rheumatology Training Program in Haiti

Location: Haiti
Project Manager: Rebecca Gordon, MD

Rheumatoid Arthritis Intense Nurse-Led Treatment Project (RAIN)

Location: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Project Manager: Bridget Hodkinson, MD

Training and Education Programs on Rheumatic Diseases for Primary Care Physicians and Residents in the Rural Area of China

Location: China
Project Manager: Yuan Jia, MD

Developing community based rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal diseases in low-income areas of Mexico (CONCORD)

Location: Mexico
Project Manager: Ingris Pelaez-Ballestas, MD

Collaborative Enhancement of Rheumatology Services within Cambodia: A joint effort of APLAR and rheumatologists of the Australian Rheumatology Association with clinicians of Cambodia

Location: Cambodia
Project Manager: Kevin Pile, MD

Enhancement of Paediatric and Adult Rheumatology Education and Practice (EPAREP 2) at a Tertiary Hospital and Teaching Institution in Zambia (Phase 2)

Location: Zambia
Program Manager: James Chipeta

UWEZO II: Community health Provider Training and Patient Self-Management to Meet the Musculoskeletal Health Needs in Kenyan Communities and Other Low Resource Countries

Location: United Kingdom
Program Manager: Josephine Erwin

Building Capacity to Address Rheumatic Conditions in Cambodia

Location: Switzerland
Program Manager: Axel Finckh

Network for Early Diagnosis and Management of Arthritis: an Initiative Involving Primary and Tertiary Public Health Care Centers in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Location: Brazil
Program Manager: Ricardo Xavier

Improvement of Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hyperuricemia in a Rural Village of China

Location: China
Program Manager: Wenfeng Tan

Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Rheumatology, Cho Ray Hospital, for the Internists from the Provincial Hospital in Southern Vietnam

Location: Vietnam
Program Manager: Khoa Dinh Nguyen

Training of Primary Care Physicians in Rheumatic Diseases

Location: Brazil
Program Manager: Eduardo Dos Santos Paiva

Southern Hemisphere Educational Partnership for Paediatric Arthritis and Rheumatological Diseases (SHEPPARD)

Location: Argentina and South Africa
Program Manager: Ricardo Russo and Christiaan Scott

Training in Musculoskeletal Conditions- Meeting the Needs of Patients and Providers in Kenyan Communities

Location: Kenya
Program Manager: Anthony Woolf

New COPCORD Site in Nairobi, Kenya

Location: Kenya
Program Manager: Paul Etau Ekwom

The International League of Associations for Rheumatology wishes to thank MSD for their support of these projects selected to advance rheumatology in developing countries.

Towards the Development of Asia-Pacific Pediatric Rheumatology Research and Education Network (AsPREN)

Location: Asia-Pacific
Program Manager: Thaschawee Arkachaisri

Enhancement of Paediatric and Adult Rheumatology Education and Practice (EPAREP) at a Tertiary Hospital and Teaching Institution in Zambia

Location: Zambia
Program Manager: James Chipeta

Rheumatology Super Specialty Training (Fellowship) for Dr. Sharath Kumar at ISIC Superspecialty Hospital

Location: India
Program Manager: Sharath Kumar

Improving Rheumatologic Care and Education in the Republic of Macedonia – Creating a Model for Rheumatologic Education and Care in a Developing Country

Location: Macedonia
Program Manager: Vladimir Ognenovski

EducAR (Educacion en Artritis): A Spanish Web Page for Continuous Medical Education in Autoimmunity and Rheumatology

Location: Argentina
Program Manager: Enrique Soriano

The International League of Associations for Rheumatology wishes to thank Pfizer Inc. and MSD for their support of these projects selected to advance rheumatology in developing countries.

WHO ILAR COPCORD Repository – Creation and Maintenance

Location: India
Program Manager: Avind Chopra

The ILAR-East Africa Initiative – Second Year

Location: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Program Manager: Ines Colmegna (and others)

Training in Pediatric Rheumatology: A Proposal for Latin America

Location: Latin America
Program Manager: Graciele Espada

Rheumatology Fellowship for Nine Months for Dr. Paul Etau Ekwom from Kenya at a National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

Location: Kenya
Program Manager: Paul Etau

Reinstatement of Clinical Anatomy as a Basic Knowledge for the Rheumatologist in Latin America

Location: Mexico
Program Manager: Pablo Villasenor-Ovies

Applied Rheumatology Made Simple (ARMS) Program for Primary Care Physicians

Location: Philippines
Program Manager: Sandra Navarra

National Study to Estimate Prevalence, Burden of Illness and Help Seeking Behavior in Lebanon

Location: Lebanon
Program Manager: Monique Chaaya

Establishing a National Registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis in FYR Macedonia

Location: Macedonia
Program Manager: Mane Grlickov

Athrocentesis Workshop

Location: Jamaica
Program Manager: Maria Louise Barilla-Labarca

REUMASEM (Reumatología Solidaria España-Marruecos)

Location: Morocco
Program Manager: Manuel Tenorio

Early Arthritis in America: Improving Early Referral and Knowing the Outcome

Location: Uruguay
Program Manager: Alicia Ramagli

Comprehensive Care Services for People Living with Arthritis in East Africa

Location: Kenya
Program Manager: Omondi Oyoo

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