Middle East & Africa

On November 29, the first Capture the Fracture (CTF) Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) workshop in UAE was held in Dubai at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in collaboration with the Emirates Osteoporosis Society, a member of the IOF Committee of National Societies. Read more
The Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) in Iran, affiliated with the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, has been an active IOF member society since 2004. This year, EMRI’s wide range of activities for World Osteoporosis Day and more generally in the non-communicable disease arena deserves special recognition. Read more
IOF’s member societies in the Middle East and Africa region carried out many varied activities and campaigns to bring osteoporosis awareness and education to the general public, patients, policy makers and healthcare professionals. Read more
On October 27, the first Capture the Fracture (CTF) Workshop dedicated to Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) was held at the King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh in collaboration with the Saudi Osteoporosis Society, a member of the IOF Committee of National Societies. Read more
Seminar “Osteoporosis: From Prevention To Management in Daily Practice” WHEN: Thursday October 18, 2018 WHERE: Jacir Palace Hotel – Bethlehem CONTACT: Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society, 76 Al Moughtarebeen Street Beit Jala. Palestine - Tel/Fax : +970 2 2744625 Email: info@pops-pal.org Read more
The Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS), an IOF member society which was founded in 1998, has made great strides in raising awareness and improving knowledge about osteoporosis in the country over the course of two decades.JOPS President, Dr. Omar Abu Hejleh, stated: Read more
On Thursday March 29, 2018 the Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation of Cameroon will hold a public awareness event in Yaounde, Cameroon.The public conference will target a broad spectrum of the general public, including the elderly, school children, and students, as well as physicians. Read more
The Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (POPS) is carrying out a program to screen up to 1000 postmenopausal women for osteoporosis risk.  Read more
How much do people in Cameroon know about osteoporosis? After having circulated questionnaires and from feedback gathered at various public events, it quickly became apparent to the Verstand Osteoporosis Foundation (VOF) – one of the few IOF member societies in Africa - that public understanding of bone health must be improved. Dr Motare Henry Efamo Nongo, VOF Chief Administrative Officer, stated: Read more
On January 14th at its 18th General Assembly, the Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society (JOPS) elected a new Board for 2017-2019 as follows:1. Omar Abu Hijleh MD : President2. Basel Masri  MD : Vice President3. Said Abdul Majeed  MD : Secretary General  to the Board4. Tareq Alkheetan  MD : Treasurer5. Mouris Barham MD : Head of the Scientific Committee6. Ziad Zoubi, MD : Head of Irbid Office Read more


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