Netherlands ReumaZorg

location PO box 58, 6500 AB Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Member since 2023

The National Association ReumaZorg Nederland is the national Dutch user-led patient organisation, that strives to make a difference in the lives of people with rheumatic and muscular diseases (RMDs).

Having an RMD is a battle against a (lasting) disease, but also against pain, fatigue, loneliness and lack of understanding. Every day people simply struggle to keep participating: at home, at school and at work.

We work and lobby for an early diagnosis, good healthcare and a healthy active life for people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) mostly affects the spine. It can cause damage visible on X-ray (ankylosing spondylitis) or damage that doesn’t show up on X-rays (non-radiographic axSpA). Our advocacy aims at supporting people in the best way possible. We want to achieve this together with all people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and their families, researchers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders who can contribute to this.

RZN is as national patient organisation the member of EULAR for PARE for the Netherlands, is member of the IOF and ASIF, and associated member of EURORDIS.