Bone and Joint Decade

The goal of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) is to improve the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world by raising awareness and promoting positive actions to combat the suffering and costs to society associated with musculoskeletal disorders. BJD is a worldwide network supported by more than a thousand national and international professional, scientific and patient organisations. BJD’s national coordinators are established in 96 countries, while BJD National Action Networks are driving the agenda and goals of the BJD in 61 countries. The stated goals of the BJD are:

  • Raising awareness of the burden of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Developing sustainable networks
  • Increasing knowledge of the suffering and costs of  musculoskeletal conditions
  • Empowering people to prioritise their own care
  • Improving access to cost-effective prevention and treatment
  • Increasing research into musculoskeletal disorders, prevention and treatment
  • Providing access to supportive information