Issue of osteoporosis prevention raised at Eurasian Women's Forum in Russia

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On behalf of the patient society OSTEORUS, Olga Khitrova participated in the discussion “Health of Women of All Ages” aimed at implementing the “National Strategy of Action for Women until 2022”

The Eurasian Women's Forum is one of the largest and most important platforms in the world for discussing the role of women in modern society and their health. This year’s Forum, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia from September 19 to 21, was attended by representatives of more than 110 countries. The Forum was organized by the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the States- Participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States and its theme was ‘Women for global security and sustainable development’.

As fragility fractures due to osteoporosis are a major cause of suffering and disability in postmenopausal women worldwide, no discussion of women’s health and wellbeing would be complete without a discussion of osteoporosis prevention. IOF was therefore delighted to learn that the topic of bone health was represented at this important forum thanks to the participation of Olga Khitrova, a deputy of the Yaroslavl Regional Duma, member of the OSTEORUS Patient society, and the chairperson of the Yaroslavl Regional Union of Women. The Patient society "OSTEORUS" has a partner relationship with this organization, focusing on educational work on the prevention of osteoporosis in Yaroslavl and the Yaroslavl region.

Olga Khitrova participated in the discussion “Health of Women of All Ages” aimed at implementing the “National Strategy of Action for Women until 2022”. She highlighted the fruitful work of the OSTEORUS Patient society under the leadership of Professor Olga Ershova, Vice-President of the Russian Association on Osteoporosis (RAOP) http://www.osteoporoz.ru/ - efforts which have led the way for the prevention of osteoporosis in the country.

Within the framework of the Forum’s resolutions, recommendations were made to conduct a broad information campaign in Russia, where women's health issues are considered as an opportunity to maintain an active life for as long as possible.

Further information about the 2nd Eurasian Women’s Forum is available here: http://eawf.ru/en2018/programma/biz/

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