IOF is honoured to welcome a new member organization from the Asia Pacific region to its Committee of National Societies (CNS): the Mongolian Naran Society for Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Health.
As the first osteoarthritis and osteoporosis-related society in Mongolia, the Mongolian Naran Society for Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Health will address musculoskeletal health challenges in the country, including a high prevalence of osteoporosis compared to neighbouring countries, low levels of vitamin D1 , and insufficient knowledge of osteoporosis within the population2.
As a member of the IOF CNS network, the society will be able to take advantage of the many opportunities offered through IOF educational activities, scientific congresses, as well as patient, public and healthcare professional outreach campaigns, including World Osteoporosis Day.
Dr. Myadagmaa Jaalkhorol, Lecturer at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences and President of the Mongolian Naran Society for Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Health stated:
“We are very pleased to join the IOF global community in the fight to prevent osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases, and we believe this is the start of a long and fruitful collaboration. Our society has many important work projects planned, including research related to sarcopenia, and the translation of osteoporosis and bone health-related international and regional guidelines into Mongolian. We also look forward to participating at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2023 Congress, and to celebrating World Osteoporosis Day with the international community.”
IOF is confident that the society’s work will be instrumental in improving awareness of bone health and musculoskeletal disease prevention among the public and patients in Mongolia – and we are exceedingly honoured to include Mongolia among the countries represented in the IOF Community for the Asia Pacific region.
The CNS now counts 308 member organizations from 149 countries, regions and territories, representing 94% of the global population.
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The IOF welcomes applications from osteoporosis-related patient, medical and scientific societies, as well as organizations and universities with an interest in advocating for bone health, promoting patient empowerment, and supporting research and education of health professionals, to join the Committee of National Societies (CNS).
1. Baatar N et al. Osteoporosis in Mongolian Population: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Cent Asian J Med Sci 2017;3:282-288
2. Myadagmaa J et al. “Association between osteoporosis knowledge and patients with type 2 diabetes during Covid 19 in Mongolia: A web-based cross sectional study”. WCO22-Abstract Book. 2022; 283–284.