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National Osteoporosis Foundation

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Contact Details

Office address National Osteoporosis Foundation
P.O. Box 481
Bellville 7535 Cape
South Africa
Phone 27 (0) 21 931 7894
Fax 27 (0)21 931 7075
E-mail nofsa@iafrica.com
Website http://www.osteoporosis.org.za
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General Information

Geographical area covered South Africa
Year of foundation 1993
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Board

Chairman Professor F.S. Hough
President Professor F.S. Hough
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Staff

Representative at IOF Professor F.S. Hough
Number of staff members 3
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Membership

Number of members 1180 patients
636 healthcare professionals
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Services Provided

Telephone help line Yes
Patient support groups Yes
Education materials for public Yes
Education materials for doctors Yes
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Activities

Science/medical Educational work with practitioners, hospital doctors and nurses, meetings and conferences, physicians manual in progress, slide-set, exhibition material, newsletter
Support local, regional groups Yes, 2 established groups
Public awareness and education Publications, meetings, exhibition material, TV and radio activities, general public advice, newsletter, helpline, personalized answers to letters, patient information brochure, talks
Fundraising, Finance and administration Funds from donations and commercial corporations (60 %), membership fees (15 %), public fund raising (25 %)
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