Association Française de Lutte Anti-Rhumatismale (AFLAR)


French League Against Rheumatism

Association Française de Lutte Anti-Rhumatismale (AFLAR) was founded in 1928. .

For more than 80 years AFLAR has acted to achieve the major objectives of the fight against rheumatism:

  • Raise general awareness to inform about the impacts of such diseases beyond clichés
  • Carry out a better knowledge on RMDs, their care, their prevention and the state of research
  • Improve the quality of care by transmitting savoir-faire and ensuring health professionals training
  • Help patients live better with the disease and be part of the health process
  • Bring patients to become actors of their own care and implicate them in the reflection about health policies
  • Allow for equal access to care for each and every patient suffering from RMDs
  • Make governments and decision-makers fully understand and realize the human, social and economical weight of RMDs
  • Improve social care and the resources for prevention and research


  1. Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)
  2. Association Française de Lutte Anti-Rhumatismale (AFLAR)