Beinvernd – The Icelandic Osteoporosis Foundation
Former long-term health minister, Ms. Ingibjorg Palmadottir, becomes new patron of The Icelandic Osteoporosis Society
Beinvernd was honoured to welcome Ms Ingibjorg Palmadottir as its new patron. Ms. Palmadottir served as Minister of Health from April 1995 until February 2001.
Ms. Ingibjorg Palmadottir, the patron of Beinvernd, The Icelandic Osteoporosis Society, giving her speech at the press meeting on WOD 2001.
No Icelandic Minister has ever served as Minister of Health for as long a period of time. In her political work Ms. Palmadottir actively promoted Beinvernd. She underwent bone density measurement in public and talked about osteoporosis as a serious health problem. Her presence at the World Osteoporosis Day press conference in October 2001 helped focus media attention on osteoporosis.
On WOD 2001, a calcium-rich lunch was held for the press. Both Ms Palmadottir and Dr. Olafur Olafsson, the founder of Beinvernd and former Director General of Health, were in attendance and spoke to the press.
Beinvernd's new chairman, Dr. Bjorn Gudbjornsson, being interviewed at the press meeting on WOD October 20th 2001.
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