Ankylosing spondylitis society in Moldavia:

Aurel Sarivan & Prosperitate 
Founded in 2007


c/o Aurel SARIVAN 
87, Str. Vasile LUPU, ap.44 
2008/5 MD Chisinau, 
Tel. (+373) 22719777 
President Aurel SARIVAN (AS patient, Lieutenant-Colonel in reserve; graduated from the «Defence College» of Paris), address given above
Vice-president Rodideal TUDOR engineer
International contacts  Aurel SARIVAN (AS patient, speaks fluently French, Rumanian, Russian and moderately also English); address see above
Membership 1. Jan. 2012 21 members including 7 with ankylosing spondylitis
Local branches  2 branches.
Newsletter  We distribute a Newsletter for AS patients, including news on current AS research and experiences of patients how they cope with medical and social problems
Period of appearance  2 per year 
Important events in 2012 Meetings where patients can exchange experiences and can get news on current research on the disease. We consider patient education as essential in the disease management. 
Annual membership fee 60 lei
Remarks Our mission is 
• To support patients with ankylosing spondylitis by giving them information about the disease;  
• To contribute to civic education, strengthening and promotion of civil society and democratic institutions in three selected villages.

Our primordial project for patients with ankylosing spondylitis is to build a rehabilitation centre for AS patients in Siscani-Afumati, where AS patients can be treated with new approaches of the classical medicine and with physical exercises by using gymnastic balls, exercise mats, cycling machines, the sauna, and a warm hydrotherapy pool. We will be grateful for all help!