To celebrate World Arthritis Day 2016, EULAR has launched ‘The Future in your Hands’ – a social media campaign informing people around the world about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and why taking action is so important. You can watch the video here.
Coinciding with World Arthritis Day, EULAR also hosted an event in Brussels focusing on RMDs and work, calling for legislation to improve working conditions and to oblige organisations to adapt the workplace to accommodate those affected by MSDs. Chair of G-MUSC, Tony Woolf, sat on the panel of this event and reported that although there is plenty of Health and Safety regulation it is relatively light and it is clear that more needs to be done. A representative of WHO Europe presented the action plan and quoted from the section on MSKs which was based on a significant contribution from G-MUSC. An opportunity exists now for G-MUSC to work with WHO Europe on the implementation of this plan which focuses particularly on low / middle income countries. You can read the press release below.