"We work to raise awareness of JIA – both amongst the public and with health professionals. Greater awareness leads to faster diagnosis and treatment. In turn, this leads to be better outcomes for children with JIA." - Juvenile Arthritis Research
Juvenile Arthritis Research seeks to find a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA is an autoimmune disorder where the body's defences attack joints, creating inflammation and pain. This can lead to permanent disability if left untreated and undiagnosed. The charity also supports children with the condition and works to raise awareness to improve treatment and diagnosis.
With arthritis stereotypically being associated with older people, charities like Juvenile Arthritis Research promote a better understanding of how the condition also impacts young people.
- Raise greater awareness of JIA.
- Promote the importance of early intervention.
- Help support faster diagnosis and treatment.
- Improve lives of children with JIA.
"As we increase awareness of the condition, we can help make life better for children with JIA by removing the stigma attached to having a long-term but often invisible health condition". - Juvenile Arthritis Research
Juvenile Arthritis Research goes a long way to helping support greater awareness and better outcomes for children and young people with JIA. You can help support them via their donation page:
You can also learn more about JIA and the invaluable work of the charity on their website.