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Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group

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About AAAA Group
The inception of the "Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group" stemmed from an initial concept to address the informational needs of Arabic-speaking patients concerning Rheumatic Dseases. AAAA Group is an initiative from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Dr. Lina Faisal El Kibbi & Dr. Hussein Halabi.

This initiative involved reaching out to all Rheumatology societies across the Arab world to nominate representatives to join the group.

The proposal for the project was presented to the Arab League of Associations for Rheumatology & obtained approval in March 2019. Since March 2020, what was once a vision has materialized into a tangible reality, achieving numerous milestones
within a short timeframe.

Recognized as one of the Special Interest Groups (SIG) within the Arab League of Association for Rheumatology (ArLAR), the Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group has been progressively expanding across the Arab world. It is the first awareness group
in Arab region presently comprises nineteen doctors representing seventeen distinct Arab countries dedicated to do awareness for public & patient education about rheumatic diseases.

AAAA group unify awareness about Rheumatic diseases using the Arabic language, making difference in shaping awareness about rheumatic diseases in the Arab world 
▶ Enhance awareness on rheumatic diseases within the Arab region by delivering information in Arabic to the public & patients.
▶ Motivate & support patients.
▶ Empower patients
▶ Foster connections among patients
To reach out to every patient with a rheumatic disease across all Arab region & ensure they receive easily accessible, reliable, and up-to-date information in Arabic concerning rheumatic diseases.
The AAAA group has a multifaceted purpose and primary objectives centered around advancing awareness, education, and support for individuals dealing with rheumatic diseases in the Arab World. This is achieved through AAAA group's provision of accessible, reliable information in Arabic.

Here are the key actions and responsibilities that reflect AAAA group mission:

1. Empowering Rheumatic Patients:
Advancing Awareness, Comprehensive Education, Patient Engagement, and Ongoing Support. This group aims to unify and disseminate credible resources, engaging both the public and patients in diverse Arab regions. Their comprehen
sive platform offers trustworthy information on rheumatic disorders, encouraging patient engagement and empowerment. AAAA group is dedicated to actively involving patients in their healthcare journey to improve health outcomes, providing crucial support and ensuring continual progress for individuals across all Arab countries.

2. Addressing Specific Patient Concerns:
The AAAA group’s specialized focus allows for a targeted ap
proach to address specific concerns and inquiries in the field of rheumatic disorders. This is essential in catering to the diverse needs of patients across different Arab regions.

3. Creating Supportive Communities:
Recognizing the importance of support for individuals facing rheumatic diseases, AAAA group provides a space for sharing experiences and mutual support. The AAAA group emphasizes the significance of building a supportive community for individuals living with rheumatic disorders. By enabling connections & mutual support among patients, we strive to enhance the quality of life for those dealing with these conditions.

4. Amplifying Awareness Through Virtual Events:
AAA group conducts quarterly virtual events in addition to an annual Arab Rheumatology Awareness Month in February, conducted in the Arabic language to amplify awareness about rheumatic diseases. This is done through various channels such as social media, webinars, and expert-led discussions to achieve the goals of heightened awareness and patient support in the Arab World.

5. Conducting Research and Gathering Feedback:
AAAA group is committed to conducting research and gathering direct feedback from patients. This data helps in understanding patient needs and experiences, identifying areas for improvement, and shaping patient-centered care and research initiatives.

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