This report, published in November 2003, was launched in November 2003 at the European Parliament in Brussels by the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel. Read more
This audit report was published in December 2001, when a newly-created European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group is Read more
The 'Report on Osteoporosis in the European Community. Action for Prevention', published in June 1998, is a landmark publication which catalyzed action on osteoporosis throughout Europe. Read more
This review report published in February 2005 summarizes the state of osteoporosis in Europe as reported by members of the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel Meetin Read more
In the European Union (EU), someone has an osteoporotic fracture every 30 seconds [1]. Read more
The European Parliament (EP) Osteoporosis Interest Group is an informal, all-party group of MEPs dedicated to improving national and European policies to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures. Read more
It's estimated in the year 2050 more than 50% of osteoporotic hip fractures will occur in Asia. Internatinal Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) works closely with its member societies in Asia to bring osteoporosis awareness to the fore. With 28 national societies in 14 Asian countries and territories, IOF is working to develop policy initiatives through the the IOF Asia Regional Program. Asian... Read more
United States of America It’s estimated by 2020 half of all Americans over the age of 50 will have fragile bones. This is due to changes in population demographics, diet and lifestyle. The medical expense of caring for people with osteoporosis will run into the billions. Read more
In the Middle East and Africa the burden of osteoporosis is expected to increase due to the steady growth of the ageing population as life expectancy continues to rise. In Iran alone, according to the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC), two million people are at risk of fracture, establishing osteoporosis as one of the main health problems in that country. Read more
The statistics for osteoporosis prevalence and costs in Australia and New Zealand are comparable with those of Europe and the United States. Osteoporosis in New Zealand affects more that half of all women and nearly a third of all men over the age of 60. In New Zealand more than 3,000 New Zealanders break a hip each year. Read more


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