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>What is Bone and Joint Decade Global Movement?
What is Bone and Joint Decade Global Movement?
On January 13, 2000, the Bone and Joint Decade was formally launched at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland for . This comes on the heels of the November 30, 1999 endorsement by the United Nations.
The goal of the Bone and Joint Decade is to improve the health- related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world. These disorders are common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people across the world. The Decade's goal will be achieved by:
_Raising awareness of the growing burden of musculoskeletal disorders on society
_Empowering patients to participate in their own care
_Promoting cost-effective prevention and treatment
_Advancing understanding of musculoskeletal disorders through research to improve prevention and treatment
Quoted from http://www.boneandjointdecade.org/