The ILAR-East Africa initiative: Current needs and progress in the globalization of rheumatology

Inés Colmegna, Susan J. Bartlett, Omondi G. Oyoo

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Abstract

In early 2009, the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) funded a program known as the "East Africa Initiative." The long-term goal of this program is to unite the international rheumatology community to aid in enhancing clinical rheumatology services in an area that carries 25% of the world's disease burden but has only 2% of the world's human resources for health. This paper provides an overview of the rationale and progress to date of this collaborative effort toward the globalization of rheumatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • East africa
  • Education
  • Globalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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