Approximately 800,000 people in Israel, about 10% of the adult population in Israel, have some type of rheumatic disease.
These are 800,000 people together with their family members and the people who care for them, whose disease affects their lives.
Inbar was founded in 1985 by a group of patients, in cooperation with the leading rheumatologists in Israel.
Since then, Inbar has been a central address for rheumatic patients and their families, in a wide range of diseases and throughout the country.
Caring for them and helping them live their lives in a proper way, despite their illness.
In order to provide an appropriate response to the special problems that characterize the population of rheumatic patients. We think and live the rheumatic diseases every day – the patients are involved in the management of the organization, fund its existence and take part, as volunteers, in all its activities.
Our goals are:
Supporting patients, encouraging welfare activities and caring for their quality of life.
Expanding knowledge and providing information about rheumatic diseases and patient rights.
Increased awareness of rheumatic diseases and the damage caused by them.
How does Inbar help the sick?
Inbar operates throughout the country directly with patients and their families.
Inbar works with rheumatologists to improve patients’ quality of life.
Inbar strives to increase awareness among the public and among the medical institutions for rheumatic diseases and the heavy damage caused by them – to the patient, his environment and the economy.
Inbar works with government ministries and with the legislature to recognize the limitations of the patients and their problems, and conducts lobbying activities for the purpose of recognizing and using new treatments and not limiting treatments.
Inbar maintains support groups throughout the country through a social worker of the organization, including special groups for young people and a group of parents for children.
Inbar provides psychological services that help patients and their families cope with the consequences of the disease.
Inbar holds conferences, seminars and lectures throughout the country, which are given by senior professionals, including information about the innovations in medicine and the treatment of diseases.
Inbar organizes joint social activities for members, including: trips, joint trips to medical sites, classes and more.
Inbar is in regular contact with the pharmaceutical companies and is constantly updated on the development of new drugs for use in the world and in Israel.