Bundesselbsthilfeverband für Osteoporose (BfO)

Society Bundesselbsthilfeverband für Osteoporose (BfO)
Office Address Kirchfeldstrasse 149 Germany
Phone +49 211/ 30 13 14-0
Fax +49 211/ 30 13 14-10
Geographical Area Covered Germany
Year of foundation 1987
Number of members 17,000 (patients)

Services Provided
Telephone helpline yes
Patient support groups Yes
Education materials for public Yes
Education materials for doctors Yes

Staff
Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thorsten Freikamp
Representative at IOF Ms Gisela Klatt
Number of staff members 8

Activties
Science/medical Educational work with nurses (health gymnastics), meetings and conferences, publications and booklets, newsletters, exhibition material
Support local, regional groups Yes, about 350
Public awareness and education Publications, meetings, exhibition material, special health gymnastics, general public advice, newsletter
Lobbying Lobbying health authorities
Fundraising, finance and administration Funds from donations, public fund raising, membership fees Other sources of funding: Sponsoring