WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20, is an annual campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of bone health and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related fragility fractures. It aims to put osteoporosis and fracture prevention on the global health agenda by reaching out to patients and the public at large, the media, health-care professionals, and policy makers. A dedicated website hosts all resources and showcases events being carried out for this global annual campaign.
CAMPAIGNS & EVENTS IN 2019
IOF GLOBAL PATIENT CHARTER
The IOF Global Patient Charter is an advocacy tool developed in cooperation with IOF member societies. Signatories of the Charter add their voices to the global call for all health authorities to address the rights of people with osteoporosis. These rights include access to timely diagnosis; effective intervention and care; involvement and choice in management plans; and support to ensure active, independent living. Individuals are invited to sign the Charter online and organizations are invited to endorse the Charter. Support for the Charter helps to raise the profile of osteoporosis and fracture prevention as a global health priority.
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR GOOD DEED TODAY?
HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY!
IMPROVE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Osteoporosis affects millions of people worldwide at an immense human and socioeconomic cost - yet the disease remains vastly underdiagnosed and undertreated. IOF’s many resources and publications outline the epidemiology and cost burden of fragility fractures caused by osteoporosis, reveal the deficits in diagnosis and treatment, and point to regional and global solutions for improved prevention and care.
IOF COMPENDIUM OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Outlining nine priority actions for healthcare authorities and featuring important facts and statistics on the epidemiology of osteoporosis worldwide, the IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis is a comprehensive report which serves as a reference point for all key stakeholders in the musculoskeletal field.