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Name of Organization Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation Ltd.
Mission The Foundation aims to improve the understanding of arthritis and rheumatic conditions commonly seen in Hong Kong, and to improve the health related quality of life of people with these disorders.
Objectives To reduce disability and provide medical, psychosocial and financial support and resources for people affected by arthritis and rheumatism. To improve awareness among the public, medical practitioners and health professionals of arthritis and rheumatism. To support related research and work with other related organizations to promote the objectives of the Foundation.
Core Services Financial assistance to patients is provided through several Funds. Hydrotherapy and other programmes are organized with inexpensive fee to help patients relieve pain and improve quality of life. In the hope of promoting public awareness and correct information of arthritis and rheumatism, education programme like talks and carnival are organized in regular basis.
Achievements / Pioneer Projects HKARF Jockey Club Patient Resource and Training Centre, the first “Arthritis Centre” in Hong Kong was set up on May 2012. The centre provides a venue for Foundation committee meeting, training workshops and programmes including Physiotherapy exercise classes, Occupational Therapist consultation services, Hypnotherapy and Art Therapy workshops. Lacking in hydrotherapy service, an effective exercise for rheumatic disease patients, in Hong Kong, the Foundation cooperates with different associations and launches the Hydrotherapy programme .
Available disclosure of annual report, financial statement(s) or other publications to the public Uploaded on organisation website
(URL: http://www.hkarf.org/eng/download.html )

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