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. 


Dr. Elsadeg Sharif

PRAG president

Consultant Pediatric Rheumatology, Chair of department, Al Ain hospital, UAE


Dr. Raed Alzyoud

PRAG , chief of scientific meeting

Consultant Pediatric Immunologist and Rheumatologist, Royal Medical Services. Amman, Jordan.


Dr Wafaa Al Suwairi

PRAG board member

Assistant Prof Of Pediatric and Consultant Of pediatric rheumatology, King Abdullah Specialized Children's Hospital/National Guard


Muna Al Mutairi

PRAG board member

Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology, Al Adan Hospital-State of Kuwait


Dr. Hala M Lotfy 

PRAG board member

Prof of pediatrics and pediatric Rheumatology, Cairo University.


Pediatric Rheumatologist Arab Group