Asia Policy Initiatives

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 Regional Audit

Asian Regional AuditIn order to convince Asian policymakers urgent action is required on osteoporosis, it's necessary to reveal the immense physical and financial burden on the population.

The landmark Asian Regional Audit, launched in Beijing, China, for the first time provided detailed information on osteoporosis epidemiology, burden and costs in individual countries, as well as collectively across Asia.

The report is a valuable tool in advocating for improved osteoporotic fracture prevention and management across Asia.

Read the Asian Regional Audit.

National Guidelines


Read the list of osteoporosis guidelines for the Asian region. Note, the International Osteoporosis Foundation does not endorse country guidelines. This is because osteoporosis prevalence and aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporotic fractures are country-specific. There may be multiple guidelines from any one country.

Facts and statistics

Read facts and statistics on osteoporosis and fractures in the Asian region.