Asia-Pacific

Since a major investment by New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2016, and considerable local investment from district health boards (DHBs), access to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) across New Zealand has improved dramatically. This noteworthy achievement reflects the impact of the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ initiative, a multi-sector, system-wide response to the threat that... Read more
The Philippine General Hospital’s FLS is the first FLS to be mapped on the Capture the Fracture® (CTF) ‘Map of Best Practice’ from the Philippines. It represents the 278th FLS to join CTF, with the Philippines as the 39th country to be included in the global network. Read more
Asia Pacific – the world’s most populous region – is ageing rapidly.1 In 2016, the region’s 4.5 billion-strong population represented 60 per cent of the global population,1 more than 12 per cent of whom were aged 60 years or older1– a figure projected to exceed 25 per cent by 2050.1 Read more
The Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program run by Beacon Hospital (Selangor, Malaysia) was awarded a Malaysia Health & Wellness BRAND AWARD 2017 under the Category of Nursing/Health and Wellness Centre. The Award, presented on January 12th by the Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia, was judged and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. Read more
The Asia-Pacific Region Fracture Liaison Service Consensus Meeting was held in Taipei on Oct. 14, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA). The Meeting, endorsed by the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and TOA, brought together leading Fracture Liaison (FLS) experts from the... Read more
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.  Read more
Hip fracture is a major public health problem, associated with high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to the healthcare system. With the ageing of populations worldwide, the socioeconomic burden of hip fracture is set to rise dramatically. Read more
Post-webinar note: This webinar was a great success with 70 attendees, also thanks to the fact that it was live-streamed at Yi-Da Hospital - the survey rating was 4.64/5 - a great result! This will encourage CTF to plan more such webinars in all regions of the world. Read more
At the recent IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies, the Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association (TOA) received an award for their extensive efforts in support of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in Taiwan. The recognition, which was awarded for the best secondary fracture prevention campaign among IOF member societies worldwide, was a wonderful way for TOA to celebrate its 20th... Read more
IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting
A proven method of identifying and managing patients at high risk of fracture is the implementation of coordinator-based Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in clinics and hospitals. Due to their importance to osteoporosis management, FLS are a key focus of the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, which opened in Singapore on November 4th with delegates from more than 50 countries. Read more

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