Fight the Fracture: Take Up the Fight!

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The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.

The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur. 

Fight the Fracture, a public education campaign, aims to empower patients who have suffered a fragility fracture and their caregivers to proactively seek medical professional help in secondary care prevention ‒ the prevention of a subsequent fracture. The campaign will provide them with educational information, tools and resources. With this support in place, we envision patients will have a better understanding and awareness of fragility fractures and a common underlying cause, osteoporosis. Our goal is to encourage them to take the necessary steps to initiate a conversation with their doctor toward improved, proactive management of their condition.

Fight the Fracture-IOF Survey 2017 is the first phase of the campaign and it investigates perceptions and behaviours of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals about fragility fractures. It was conducted in June 2017, through interviews with 400 patients who have suffered a fragility fracture across five Asia Pacific countries/territories – Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. All patients surveyed had suffered a fracture within the last two years and are aged 60 or older.

See press releases issued on October 8th for Consumers and Healthcare Professionals

Event Info

  • Friday, October 6-8, 2017
  • Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organized by: Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS)
  • AFOS Event: www.afos2017malaysia.com

Campaign Information: www.fightthefracture.asia

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