World Arthritis day is a global health awareness event organised every year on October 12, to create awareness about the rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, its impact on one’s life and educating people the symptoms & preventive measures and guiding for the early diagnosis to cope up any further complications. The day focuses on bringing people around the world on a single platform to raise voice to create enough opportunity to support and provide better treatment options to the people affected with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
This year 2022, the World Arthritis Day Theme is “It’s in your hands, take action”, addressing the world population to join hands for this cause to make this event fruitful for those deprived of the support.
World arthritis day (WAD) was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and the first event was observed on 12 October 1996. Since then many global communities like Arthritis Foundation have joined the cause to raise awareness to fight the awareness gap, provide support and access to the communities, advocating for strong policies and supporting the research work.