Middle East & Africa Guidelines

This page lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the Middle East and Africa. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) does not officially endorse national or regional guidelines. This is because osteoporosis prevalence and aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of fractures are nation or region-specific. There may be multiple guidelines from any one nation or region.

References are available here. Where available a link to the full text of a guideline is provided.

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.

Country or Region Title of Guideline Date AGREE Appraised
Middle East
& North Africa
Middle East and North Africa Consensus on Osteoporosis (ref 21) 2007 Yes
Iran Physician Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (ref 43) 2008  

Lebanese FRAX-Based Osteoporosis Guidelines (2013) (ref 66)

Lebanese guidelines on osteoporosis assessment and treatment (ref 9)

Guidelines for fragility fracture in Lebanon (2012)
(ref 45)


2004 &
2007 update





Saudi Arabia Guidelines for prevention and management of osteoporosis in adults 2003  
South Africa South African Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis: 2010
(ref 48)