Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) works under the international initiative the “Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health” which was previously known as the Bone and Joint Decade. It is an umbrella organisation that gains its strength from bringing together national and international professional, scientific and patient organisations. It is endorsed by the UN and WHO and support has been declared by over 60 governments.
The international organization has a vision to “Keep People Moving” and has identified the following areas of interest: arthritis, osteoporosis, paediatric msk, trauma and low back, as well as the foundational activities of patient and healthcare education and research. Their Strategic Plan defines the programmes of work that are all aimed at the global objective of raising priority for musculoskeletal conditions on the global and national health agenda.
Annual Report 2015
The Global Alliance of MSK has released its annual report which underlines the significant commitment that has been demonstrated across the world to the improvement to the health of individuals with MSK conditions. Through the year the Alliance developed a “Call for Action” which has been signed by organizations and individuals across the world. They have also taken part in numerous events and have supported the activities of the networks and system leaders in the countries across the globe. Through these extensive efforts to coordinate advocacy efforts the Alliance have worked to position MSK as a priority with the World Health Organization. The report is available on the Global Alliance web site at http://bjdonline.org/annual-report/