The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (formerly Bone and Joint Decade)

Launched in January 2000, the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-Musc), formerly known as the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) is an independent global non-profit organization.

The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-MUSC) is an independent global non-profit organization with the goal of improving the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world. The focus of the organization is to “Keep People Moving”.

G-MUSC has the following objectives:

  • To reduce the social and financial cost of musculoskeletal disorders to society
  • To empower patients to make decisions about their care
  • To improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for all patients
  • To advance research on prevention and treatment


G-MUSC includes all musculoskeletal disorders such as joint diseases, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, spinal disorders and trauma in adults, children and youth.

Action Week

The Action Week assigns specific days to major conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, with activities planned in countries around the world aimed at highlighting the significant impact of these disorders on millions of children, adults and adults worldwide.  Focus days include:


October 12 – World Arthritis Day
October 16 – World Spine Day
October 17 – World Trauma Day
October 19- World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB &J) Day
October 20 – World Osteoporosis Day

Any questions about the G-MUSC activities should be forwarded to