Around the Globe

Around the globe See what lupus organizations around the globe are doing in celebration of World Lupus Day. Click the map to view activities.

International Lupus Groups

A listing of 100 lupus patient organizations around the globe have been compiled as a resource to assist people living with lupus, their families, colleagues, and health care providers locate support and information in the country where they live.

Organizations can be found alphabetically according to the country in which they are located.

We would like to make this database as complete and up-to-date as possible. Please inform us of any incorrect listing in the database, providing specific new contact information whenever possible via email . Also, if you are aware of a lupus patient organization in a country that does not appear here, please advise us of this new resource, and provide the contact information necessary to be included in the database.

Toolkit (downloads)

Utilize these materials to help spread the word about lupus.

World Lupus Day Flier
We encourage lupus patients, their families, friends, co-workers, and health care providers to download this poster and distribute it in your community.

World Lupus Day Logo
Since its introduction in 2004, the World Lupus Day logo has achieved significant recognition in the lupus community worldwide. Here are four versions of the logo for your use.

Media Letter
Send the media outlest a press release announcing your events for World Lupus Dya. We provide a sample media letter (also provided as a Microsoft Word version - PDF version) for use in by international lupus organizations in outreach and public awareness in your countries. This letter is offered as a sample only and you are encouraged to modify to communicate the situation in your country.

Sample Press Release
Here is a sample press release that you can modify to inlcude information about your World Lupus Day awareness events. (also provided as a Microsoft Word version and PDF version).

Submit Your Event Information
We invite all lupus organizations worldwide to send information about the activities they will sponsor in celebration of World Lupus Day 2015. Use this convenient online form to submit your event information. If this link does not work, you may submit your information to Please include as much detail as you wish in these descriptions. You may also submit photos at a later day if you wish to do so. The information you provide will be posted on this page as it is received.

IMPORTANT! Please include email contact information for the appropriate person in your organization should another lupus group, the media or any other interested party want to contact you for more information about these activities.

ALSO, if you chose to send photos, each organization must inform participants about how the photos will be used and obtain any permission required of the individuals whose pictures would be posted on the World Lupus Day website.