Bone and Joint Decade - BJD - Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health


G-MUSC History & Goals

Where we came from

During the late 1990’s a group of healthcare professionals shared the view that the significant impact from bone and joint disorders on society, the healthcare system and the individual, needed to be addressed on an international level. A Consensus document and plan for continued work led to the Bone and Joint Decade being formally launched at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on January 13, 2000 and ran until the end of the decade.

Following the decade the Bone and Joint Decade was transitioned into the Global Alliance of Musculoskeletal Health which continues with the mandate to improve the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions throughout the world by raising awareness and promoting positive actions to combat the suffering and costs to society associated with musculoskeletal disorders.

Recognising that no one single organisation alone could accomplish the desired benefits for the patient or their families, G-MUSC is a multi- disciplinary, global organisation with outreach to a network of organizations and individuals interested in implementing and promoting initiatives in all parts of the world.


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