Cyprus League Against Rheumatism

 

Cyprus

Cyprus League Against Rheumatism


Street: Onisilou 16 str. Flat 1, Aglantzia, 2121, P.O.Box: 24966
District: 1306, Nicosia
Country: Cyprus
Tel: 357 22428285
Fax: 357 22428288
E-Mail: cyplar@cytanet.com.cy
Website:  http://www.rheumatism.org.cy/

Board members:
President name: mr. Kouloumas, Marios 
Vice President : ms. Pitsillidou, Roulla
General Secretary: ms. Phoka Charalambous, Androulla
General Treasurer: ms. Charalambous, Despw
Deputy General: Makri, Souzi
Member: Panteli, Andreas
Member: Nicolaou, Nicos
Member: Christodoulou, Katerina
Member: Sofroniou, Athina
Member: Pizi Anastasiou, Maria

Member: Christou, Chrysw

Member: Theodorou, Stella

Member: Georgiadis, Pampos

Member: Giasoumi, Chryso

Member: Varda, Ava

Member: Kania, Niki

Member: Xatzihanna, Elena

Member: Sergidou, Niovi

Member: ZeitouniFlori

Member: Charlampous, Panagiotis

History:
The fibromyalgia group of patients was formed in 2010 and since then it operates under the umbrella of The Cyprus League Against Rheumatism. The aim of the group is to provide Fibromyalgia patients in Cyprus with a stronger voice on a European level. 

Objectives:

  • To raise awareness about fibromyalgia and change cultural attitudes so as to enable patients to live an independent life as active members of the society.
  • To offer advice to patients with the aim of helping them recognize their symptoms and assure their right to early diagnosis and the best possible treatment.
  • To stimulate the education of staff  , volunteers ,  patients and their families by organizing seminars ,meetings with doctors and other health professionals and by printing and distributing informative material .
  • Represent Cypriot patients and fight for their rights before Government Bodies and social institutions. 

Achievements, Activities and Events:

In 2010

Activity name

Objectives

Date

Venue

Meeting with Rheumatologist

To talk about symptoms of fibromyalgia and answer questions that concern patients.

2010

Nicosia Cyprus

Meeting with Reflexologist.

Presentation of reflexology as an alternative method of pain relief.

2010

Limassol Cyprus

Appearance of patients on various TV and radio programs

Raise awareness.

2010

Nicosia Cyprus

In 2011

Activity name

Objectives

Date

Venue

Meeting with Rheumatologist

To talk about symptoms of fibromyalgia and answer questions that concern patients.

2011

Nicosia Cyprus

Meeting with specialist Rheumatologist from Greece, author of a book on fibromyalgia

Symptoms and treatment-A holistic approach.

2011

Nicosia Cyprus

Information material distributed by volunteers at hospitals and public areas.

To raise awareness  of public

and offer  guidance on how to recognize possible symptoms

2011

All major towns Cyprus

‘Self awareness workshop’

To help patients manage their pain by alternative methods of treatment and offer psychosocial support.

2011

Limassol Cyprus

Appearance of patient on TV and radio programs discussion on how to manage Chronic pain and fatigue.

Raise awareness.

2011

Nicosia Cyprus

Future Activities

Activity name

Objectives

Date

Venue

Printing information leaflet.

To distribute to public, patients, health professionals describing symptoms and giving advice for achieving early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

2012

All towns Cyprus

Organizing an event with presentations by a patient a physician, a psychotherapist, a physiotherapist- presentation of alternative methods of treatments.

A holistic approach to treatment

May 12th 2012

Nicosia Cyprus

Information material distributed by volunteers at hospitals and public areas.

To raise awareness  of public

And offer guidance on how to recognize possible symptoms.

2012

All major towns Cyprus

Appearance on TV and radio programs.

Raise awareness.

2012

Nicosia Cyprus 

Expectations from the Network

To Join forces with the rest of the members and work towards improving the quality of life of patients by ensuring early diagnosis and best treatment. To contribute to raising awareness among the public, health professionals and government bodies.

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Contact

E-mail : contact@enfa-europe.eu