About WLF

About the World Lupus Federation

The World Lupus Federation (WLF) is a coalition of lupus patient organizations, united to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. Through coordinated efforts among its affiliates, the Federation works to expand global initiatives that create greater awareness and understanding of lupus, provide education and services to people living with the disease and advocate on their behalf.

The World Lupus Federation works with approximately 200 lupus groups in 75 counties on six continents.  These organizations are mostly staffed by volunteers, many of them people living with lupus and members of their families, who provide information, referrals to care and services, emotional support and encouragement, as well advocating on behalf of their constituents for better understanding and improved access to healthcare services.


  • Raise the level of global awareness of lupus among the public.
  • Improve early recognition of lupus signs and symptoms.
  • Increase access to care and support services for those living with lupus.

Current Focus

The Federation has embarked on implementing multi-year action steps to improve the capacity of lupus groups to act on behalf of their constituents and bring about positive change in awareness, support services and medical research to improve the quality of life for lupus patients.

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