Non-profit Status

The World Arthrosis Organization is not-for-profit and registered and officially recognized in accordance with European Union laws. It is independent, and has as its goal to inform those afflicted with arthritis in the best possible and sound way. In the U.S., it is represented through its subsidiary, the American Arthritis Society, Inc. In Germany, it works in collaboration with the Deutsche Arthrose-Hilfe e.V.


The WAO’s work is financed through:

  • donations
  • annual fees
  • bequests


Every year the WAO contracts a renowned international auditing company to examine its revenues, expenses, and bookkeeping. The lawfully designated use of all of WAO’s funds are certified in its current report.

The Organization’s President

Helmut H. Huberti, M.D.

Consulting Experts

More than 500 international experts advise the WAO.
Among these are the following: please click here