About Us

JIGSAW-A, a pioneering initiative, offers invaluable support to elevate primary care services in West-African countries, dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of individuals afflicted by osteoarthritis (OA). This comprehensive program is firmly rooted in the deliberate and meticulous implementation of globally acclaimed guidelines, aimed at delivering the highest standard of care and management for osteoarthritis. The JIGSAW-A resource kit not only serves as a beacon for healthcare professionals but also extends a helping hand to individuals seeking guidance within primary care settings.

In its commitment to addressing the multifaceted challenges of OA management, JIGSAW-A places a strong emphasis on a range of quality non-pharmacological therapies. This includes the provision of accessible written patient information, tailored exercise programs, encouragement for increased physical activity, and personalized advice on diet and weight management.


As part of its innovative approach, JIGSAW-A has introduced a groundbreaking model of supported self-management within primary care pilot sites. To ensure continuous improvement and evidence-based practice, the impact of this approach is meticulously evaluated. This assessment involves the rigorous scrutiny of OA Quality Indicators, which are systematically collected through the use of an OA e-template. Additionally, data is routinely recorded in general practice medical records, facilitating continuous enhancement in the delivery of care.

To ensure continuous improvement and evidence-based practice, the impact of this approach is meticulously evaluated. This assessment involves the rigorous scrutiny of OA Quality Indicators, which are systematically collected through the use of an OA e-template. Additionally, data is routinely recorded in general practice medical records, facilitating continuous enhancement in the delivery of care.


JIGSAW-A stands as a beacon of hope and transformation, bridging the gap in OA care and empowering both healthcare providers and patients in their journey towards improved well-being. By embracing innovation and adhering to international best practices, JIGSAW-A is at the forefront of enhancing the quality of OA care in the West-African region and beyond.