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Mission Arthritis India
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           Mission Arthritis India (MAI) is a voluntary support group for patients of arthritis and rheumatism, established since 2000. MAI has been formed by an educated and philanthropic group of people who are suffering from chronic arthritis and now wish to help the community fight these ailments. The head office of MAI is located in the Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune. MAI has been registered as a Trust and a Society. MAI is also one of the founder members of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) - India: National Action Network (, an umbrella organisation of the WHO endorsed Bone and Joint Decade, which aims to spread awareness on musculoskeletal problems within the community and generate more information on treatment and control of bone and joint diseases.

           The main goal of MAI is to provide proper and scientific information and guidance about all aspects of arthritis and related problems. To fulfil this goal MAI is publishing quarterly newsletters containing health related articles and organising public awareness meetings. Each MAI newsletter is the source of knowledge on various types of musculoskeletal pains, bone and joint problems, types of exercises, guidelines on prevention / control. Public awareness meeting is held during the BJD Activity Week 12 - 20 October every year during which the annual health magazine is inaugurated by MAI. Various health talks by well known doctors from the field of Orthopedics, Rheumatology and other specialities are arranged during this program. The articles in the newsletters and the annual health magazines are written by experienced and eminent medical specialists.

           MAI membership has crossed over 500 including doctors. MAI membership is open to all. Its annual membership fee is Rs.100/- and can be sent in the form of cash/cheque/Demand Draft in favour of ‘Mission Arthritis India’ payable at Pune.

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