Established in 1988, the Axial Spondyloarthritis International Federation aims to increase public awareness and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world
Member organisations in ASIFMember organisations
Austria, Belgium/Flanders, Belgium/Wallonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary/Budapest, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldavia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine
To increase awareness of Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and knowledge of the disease around the world to a key stakeholders be they people living with axSpA, health care professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical organisations, policy makers or the general public.
ASIF is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Charity # 1173902
Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that encompasses radiographic (Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and non-radiographic (nr-axSpA) forms. It is a rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints. Called Morbus Bechterew in some European countries. It can lead to chronic pain, structural damage and disability.
axSpA places a huge physical impact and psychological stress on patients which can disrupt every aspect of their life and its quality including mobility, sleep, work and relationships. It is a poorly understood disease that causes patients to worry for their future.Read More