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Comprising key medical opinion leaders from several countries in the Asia Pacific, APCO is charged with developing tangible solutions to the substantive challenges involving osteoporosis management and fracture prevention in the most populated and fastest growing region of the world. Today APCO announced the launch of its first website (apcobonehealth.org) and its LinkedIn account (asia-pacific-... Read more
A new study provides an overview and comparison of the burden and management of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the five largest countries in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) as well as Sweden. Read more
The All-Russian Union of Patient Public Associations (VSP) has distributed the final resolution of the X All-Russian Congress of Patients “Interaction of the government and the patient community as the basis for building a patient-oriented Healthcare system in Russia”. The Union is an important advocacy group which represents the interests of Russian citizens as patients, with the mission to... Read more
Osteoporosis and fragility fractures have for too long been ignored in health policy. This has left millions of people – mostly older women – without access to the care and support they need to live full, independent lives. Read more
The IOF Global Patient Charter, an initiative of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) which was drafted in cooperation with patient societies worldwide in 2017, seeks to drive global action for fracture prevention and improved patient care.  Read more
From October 14 to 23, 2019, IOF CEO Dr Philippe Halbout and IOF Latin America regional manager Lic. Monica Caló travelled to São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia) and Mexico City and Guadalajara (Mexico) for key meetings with IOF member societies, health care providers and public policy makers.Dr Halbout stated: Read more
On October 24, the Commission for the Defense of the Rights of the Elderly presented at an ordinary public hearing before the Federal Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia. The audience discussed the scenario of osteoporosis in Brazil, its impacts on the population, especially the elderly, and the challenges in access to diagnosis and treatment. Read more
El pasado 24 de octubre, la Comisión para la Defensa de los Derechos de los Ancianos se presentó en audiencia pública ordinaria frente a la Cámara de Diputados Federales en Brasilia. La audiencia debatió acerca del escenario de la osteoporosis en Brasil, sus impactos en la población, especialmente en los ancianos, y los desafíos en el acceso al diagnóstico y al tratamiento. Read more
Most countries are failing on commitments to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, IOF joined 130 organizations in signing the NCD Alliance’s Open Letter to Heads of State, calling for urgent action to deliver change. Read more
Asian countries are seeing an immense increase in their aged populations and consequent rise in fractures. The impending fragility fracture crisis is so dire that health authorities are now acknowledging the urgent need to make fracture prevention a top healthcare priority. Read more

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