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The Bone and Joint Decade activities
Yamamoto, Hiroshi Japan Association for Bone and Joint Decade
Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School
Bone and Joint Decade
Japan Association for Bone and Joint Decade
Since１９９８, the Bone and Joint Decade（BJD）２０００‐２０１０has been conducted in９７countries, to reduce the burden and cost of musculoskeletal disorders for individuals and society, and to promote musculoskeletal health and science worldwide with a cooperation of WHO and UN. The BJD Japan Nation Action Network（NAN）has promoted the BJD mission in collaborated with ４７ academic organizations,８sports associations,１０patients groups and９corporations, coordinating and working closely with a number of entities such as volunteer groups, health professionals and government agencies. To promote a better understandings of musculoskeletal system, the Japanese word“運動器”was adopted for the campaign in Japan.
Under the umbrella of the BJD, the Japanese Orthopedic Association and other participating organizations have worked to establish a check-up and prevention system for the locomotive syndrome which is one of major cause of receiving care for the senile person in Japan. The Japan NAN has also promoted a project to establish a bone and joint check-up system for school children, working closely with the Japanese Association of School Health, Japanese Physicians Association. Some projects for prevention of sport-related injuries have been carried out.
The bone and Joint Decade２０００‐２０１０came to its final year. Much has been accomplished but much remains to be done. The renewal of the mandate for the Bone and Joint Decade for another １０ years（２０１０‐２０２０）with a vision“Keep People Moving”was decided in the all participating countries. Also in Japan, The Japan Association for the Bone and Joint Decade was founded in２０１１, and started to promote the Bone and Joint health for Japanese people.
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