More About World Osteoporosis Day

The United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society observed World Osteoporosis Day for the first time on 20 October, 1996. This initiative was further supported by the European Commission with a prime aim to prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis. It tried to bring policymakers, professionals, and the common public together in order to raise awareness around osteoporosis and make health a priority. The World Health Organization (WHO), in the late 90’s, began to co-sponsor this day along with International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). On this day, the IOF organises various events. The day is marked to raise awareness about the disease, its symptoms, prevention, and treatment. It also educates people about the importance of getting tested on regular basis for the diagnosis of osteoporosis at an early stage.

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October 20, 2024

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