World Osteoporosis Day 2018

Love Your Bones - protect your future

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World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20 each year, is a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. It aims to put bone, muscle and joint health on the global health agenda and reaches out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers and the public at large.

The World Osteoporosis Day campaign calls on the general public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health, in order to enjoy a good quality of life and independence in the future. Similarly, it calls on health authorities and physicians to protect their communities’ bone health. Despite the many effective treatment options, osteoporosis often remains undiagnosed and undertreated.  By ‘closing the care gap’ through timely assessment and treatment, health professionals, government health authorities, clinics and hospitals can work together to reduce the human and socioeconomic burden of fragility fractures

Specifically, the 2018 World Osteoporosis Day campaign aimed to:

  • Promote worldwide awareness of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
  • Encourage individuals to recognize risk factors, including first fractures, and to seek testing and treatment if required in order to protect their longer term future.
  • Promote bone-healthy nutrition and exercise throughout life as a way to help maintain strong bones.
  • Advocate for preventive care worldwide: enable healthcare professionals and health authorities to close the persistent ‘care gap’ by addressing critical issues such as under-diagnosis and under-treatment, lack of Fracture Liaison Services to systematically identify and treat high risk patients, and poor adherence to treatment.

Click here to download the Resources from the WOD website.

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