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.
Development of ILAR Recommendations and Guidelines for Post Chikungunya Rheumatism
APLAR / PANLAR – South and SE Asia / Latin America
Determine the burden and risk factors of post CHIKV rheumatism in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and develop evidence-based recommendations and clinical practice guidelines for acute and chronic CHIKV rheumatism in resource-poor settings.
Web Based Rheumatological Training for Health Professionals and Patient Education on Disease in Rural-Urban Nepal
APLAR – Nepal
Health care workers will be able to identify early manifestation of disease. Health care workers will be able to intervene early. Increase awareness of rheumatological disease in the community. Empower patients with rheumatological disease to identify problems.
Prevalence of Rheumatic Diseases in Aboriginal Brazilians
PANLAR – Brazil
Health care workers will diagnose rheumatic diseases according to the American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria. Once the diagnosis is established, they will be computed to define the prevalence rate. The rheumatologist will be responsible to assess the diagnosis frequency. Secondary outcomes will be the number of human resources identified to design the allocation strategy to supply the community’s needs. The human resources will be identified assessing the regional professional registries.
Chikungunya: Preventing and Treating an Epidemic Rheumatic Disease
PANLAR – Brazil
Increase the knowledge of health professionals, academics, and the population about ways to prevent the transmission of CHIKV by the mosquito vector. Encourage the formation of Academic Leagues of Rheumatology in university and the formation of nuclei for the study of CHIKF. Inform and train public managers about the need for investments in CHIKF prevention and treatment measures. Encourage clinical trials on the treatment of CHIKF chronic rheumatic disease. Promote rheumatology in public and global health. Disseminate current knowledge on the management of CHIKF.
Rheumatology Education and Training Program for Non-Specialist Clinicians in Lagos, Nigeria
AFLAR – Nigeria
Improve non-specialist physician confidence in the screening, diagnosis, and management of common rheumatology conditions in West Africa and enhance awareness of rheumatology specialty training through clinic and lecture learning. Improve non-specialist physician ability in the screening, diagnosis, and management of common rheumatology conditions in West Africa through clinic and lecture learning. Roll out education program to other secondary care centers in West Africa with a focus on orthopedic and HIV treatment units. Change routine biannual clinical assessment to include questions pertaining to MSK symptoms. Improve rheumatology care for large HIV seropositive cohort in West Africa by establishing a new rheumatology clinic. Raise awareness of rheumatology disease and training in West Africa during the National Conference Plenary Session.
Empowering Family Physicians: Fighting Disability
APLAR – Pakistan
Spread rheumatology education across the country by participants trained through this initiative. Ensure early recognition and management of rheumatological diseases by primary care physicians scattered across various geographical regions of the country.
Don’t Delay, Connect Today Sri Lanka
APLAR – Sri Lanka
Increase the referral rate to specialty clinics and increase community awareness of rheumatological diseases.
Extension of Rheumatology Education and Practice from a Tertiary Institution to Two Provincial Hospitals in Zambia
AFLAR – Zambia
Set up a rheumatology clinic in two provincial hospitals. Train two rheumatology nurses. Implement training for medical students and junior doctors. Create a database of patients with rheumatic diseases for the two sites. Set up a portal for patient communication with nurses and consultants when the clinic is not in session.
Rheumatology Education and Training Project in Harare, Zimbabwe
This project proposal is for funding to set up a national training program for medical students and post graduate doctors in Zimbabwe by initially setting a rheumatology clinic at Parirenyatwa & Harare Hospitals, Harare. This project proposal is for funding to set up a national training program for medical students and post graduate doctors in Zimbabwe by initially setting a rheumatology clinic at Parirenyatwa & Harare Hospitals, Harare.
Latin-American Center of Health Education for People with Lupus and their Caregivers
The overarching goal of this project is to fill the gap of health education that exists for Latin-American patients with lupus and their caregivers, through the creation of educational resources and a social community that guides their learning and responds to their self-management needs.
Interactive Telemonitoring System
Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bolivia
This Remote Telemonitoring (RET) platform will be designed to increase the quality of health services by improving the access and overcoming barriers for distant populations or in geographic isolation. Additionally, it may enable a correct continuity of care, provide an advanced support to rheumatology services through a home assistance, avoid unnecessary costs and provide full education to both rheumatologist and patients.
GLEAMM: Ghanaian Lupus Education and Mobile Monitoring
For SLE patients smartphone-based interventions including quarterly surveys and educational applications, can improve health literacy and resultant disease outcomes as measured by change in damage index and average disease activity scores.
Adaptation of the 2015 ACR RA Guidelines
This project aims to provide clinicians in the Eastern Mediterranean region with recommendations that are both based on the best available evidence and reflective of the local context. This effort will provide a complete set of recommendations tailored to the region and will therefore help improve the clinical practice of rheumatology in this region. It will also provide a model that other developing countries can replicate.
Uniform Record Keeping for Clinical Practice in Rheumatology Clinics
The aim of this project is to introduce a uniform record keeping practice for Rheumatology clinics in Sri Lanka.
Web-based educational program for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Latin America and the Caribbean countries
Location: Latin America and Caribbean Countries
Juvenile Arthritis Management in Less Resourced Countries (JAMLess)
Location: South Africa and other Developing Countries
Rheumatology Clinic for Ebola Survivors in Liberia
Development of Guidelines for Using Methotrexate to Treat Rheumatic Diseases in Ethiopia
ILAR Treatment Recommendations for Psoriatic Arthritis
Location: South America, Central America, Africa
Enhancing undergraduate rheumatology education in Latin America
Location: Latin America
First literature in Macedonian language for patient education on medicines in Rheumatology
COPCORD Katon Rikkos, Jos, Nigeria: Phase 1
Program for the Diffusion of Pediatric Rheumatology (PRONADIRP)
Learning Blended Strategy in uncovered region of Colombia for general pediatrician and pediatric residents to early recognition of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
COPCORD Suriname project: Phase 1
Location: Suriname Project
Location: South Africa
Enhancement of rheumatology education and practice in under-developed areas of China
Rheumatology Training Program in Haiti
Rheumatoid Arthritis Intense Nurse-Led Treatment Project (RAIN)
Location: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Training and Education Programs on Rheumatic Diseases for Primary Care Physicians and Residents in the Rural Area of China
Developing community based rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal diseases in low-income areas of Mexico (CONCORD)
Collaborative Enhancement of Rheumatology Services within Cambodia: A joint effort of APLAR and rheumatologists of the Australian Rheumatology Association with clinicians of Cambodia
Enhancement of Paediatric and Adult Rheumatology Education and Practice (EPAREP 2) at a Tertiary Hospital and Teaching Institution in Zambia (Phase 2)
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
Building Capacity to Address Rheumatic Conditions in Cambodia
Network for Early Diagnosis and Management of Arthritis: an Initiative Involving Primary and Tertiary Public Health Care Centers in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Improvement of Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hyperuricemia in a Rural Village of China
Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Rheumatology, Cho Ray Hospital, for the Internists from the Provincial Hospital in Southern Vietnam
Training of Primary Care Physicians in Rheumatic Diseases
Southern Hemisphere Educational Partnership for Paediatric Arthritis and Rheumatological Diseases (SHEPPARD)
Location: Argentina and South Africa
Training in Musculoskeletal Conditions- Meeting the Needs of Patients and Providers in Kenyan Communities
New COPCORD Site in Nairobi, Kenya
Towards the Development of Asia-Pacific Pediatric Rheumatology Research and Education Network (AsPREN)
Enhancement of Paediatric and Adult Rheumatology Education and Practice (EPAREP) at a Tertiary Hospital and Teaching Institution in Zambia
Rheumatology Super Specialty Training (Fellowship) for Dr. Sharath Kumar at ISIC Superspecialty Hospital
Improving Rheumatologic Care and Education in the Republic of Macedonia – Creating a Model for Rheumatologic Education and Care in a Developing Country
EducAR (Educacion en Artritis): A Spanish Web Page for Continuous Medical Education in Autoimmunity and Rheumatology
WHO ILAR COPCORD Repository – Creation and Maintenance
The ILAR-East Africa Initiative – Second Year
Location: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Training in Pediatric Rheumatology: A Proposal for Latin America
Location: Latin America
Rheumatology Fellowship for Nine Months for Dr. Paul Etau Ekwom from Kenya at a National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya
Reinstatement of Clinical Anatomy as a Basic Knowledge for the Rheumatologist in Latin America
Applied Rheumatology Made Simple (ARMS) Program for Primary Care Physicians
National Study to Estimate Prevalence, Burden of Illness and Help Seeking Behavior in Lebanon
Establishing a National Registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis in FYR Macedonia
Program Manager: Maria Louise Barilla-Labarca
REUMASEM (Reumatología Solidaria España-Marruecos)
Early Arthritis in America: Improving Early Referral and Knowing the Outcome
Comprehensive Care Services for People Living with Arthritis in East Africa