World Arthritis Day is observed every year on 12 October and is a global health awareness program that helps to create awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The day aims to bring people around the world on a single platform to make their voices heard and provide more support for better treatment options for people affected by Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs).
The Theme of the day 2022 is “It’s in your hands, take action”.
World Arthritis Day (WAD) was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI). The first event for World Arthritis Day was held on 12 October 1996. The first event for World Arthritis Day was held on 12th October 1996. Since then various local and global communities such as the Arthritis Foundation have come together to raise awareness and fight the awareness gap to provide support and outreach to communities.