WHAT IS WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY?
World Osteoporosis Day – marked on October 20 each year, is year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disease.
It aims to put bone health and fracture prevention on the global health agenda and reaches out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large.
WHY IS WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY SO IMPORTANT?
It’s a unique occasion when people around the globe unite to put the spotlight on the immense burden caused by osteoporosis and musculoskeletal diseases. Health care professionals, medical authorities, individuals and policy makers all have a role to play in helping to reduce the disease burden.
See www.worldosteoporosisday.org for more details.
Irish Osteoporosis Society is holding a
public awareness event on Tuesday, October 23 to mark the occasion.