Pediatric Rheumatology of Arab Group (PARG) was established and officially recognized in 2016 as Special interest group of Arab League of Associations for Rheumatology (ArLAR). 

Mission : 

The purpose of the PRAG is: 

  1. Promote excellence in Pediatric Rheumatology clinical care and research within the region through collaborative work among PRAG members. 

  2. Foster scientific partnership and collaboration with International Pediatric Rheumatology Associations and networks. 

  3. Facilitate transmission and translation of research advances into daily clinical care and adoption of best practices and guidelines. 

  4. Support regional education and training in Pediatric Rheumatology

  5. Empowerment of patients and their families by addressing their needs to their governing bodies, this will be done in collaboration with AAAA group.



To be internationally recognized as a professional body representing Arab Pediatric Rheumatologists. 


Muna Al Mutairi, MD


President of PRAG (Pediatric Rheumatologist Arab Group)
Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology, Al Adan Hospital-State of Kuwait


Djohra Hadef, MD


Vice President of PRAG (Pediatric Rheumatologist Arab Group)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Batna 2, Algeria  
Head of the Pediatrics Department, University Hospital Center of Batna, Algeria
Pediatric Rheumatologist graduated from Paris-Descartes University, France
Vice President of PAFLAR (Pediatric Society of the African League Against Rheumatism)
Member of the pediatric global musculoskeletal task force


Abdullah Al Jaser, MD

Saudi Arabia


Ashwaq Al E’ed, MD

Saudi Arabia

Associate Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology Department of Pediatric, College of Medicine Qassim University  
Vice Dean of AcademicAffairs in Unaizah College of Medicine& Medical sciences, Qassim University,Saudi Arabia


Buthaina Al Adba, MD


Pediatric Rheumatologist at Sidra Medicine in Doha –Qatar.
Certified by Arab Board Health Specialization in
general pediatric (CABP). 


Soah Hashad, MD


PEDIATRICS consultant
Head of pediatrics rheumatology clinic – Tripoli Children Hospital 
Associate professor Tripoli University
National coordinator of PRINTO (pediatrics rheumatology international trial organization) in Libya
Head of Scientific Committee in Libyan rheumatology society
‏Research coordinator in Libyan Medical council of specialty
Coordinator of residency program in Libyan Medical council of specialty


Motasem Alsuweiti, MD


Pediatric Immunology/ Allergy/ Rheumatology Specialist, Queen Rania Children Hospital, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman


Najla Aljaberi, MD

United Arab Emirates

Pediatric Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine, UAE University


Hala Lotfy Fayed, MD


Prof of pediatrics and pediatric Rheumatology, Cairo University


Pediatric Rheumatologist Arab Group