World Rheumatism Year


Iceland - stamp World Rheumatism Year 1977Rheumatologic problems are one of the areas of interest to the World Health Organization. This has been the case since the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) was recognized in 1950 as an official nongovernmental organization to advice WHO on these rheumatologic problems.


To acknowledge the great diversity of rheumatic diseases and the problems occurring in developing countries, especially in rural areas, WHO, together with ILAR, declared 1977 to be World Rheumatism Year.



Stamp catalogue


Belgium                      19 February 1977

Benin                          2 August 1977

Tunisia                        26 September 1977









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