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Kuwait Osteoporosis Prevention Society

Osteoporosis Awareness Week in Kuwait
- Media Blitz Reaches Large Audience

An incredible weeklong awareness campaign involving television and radio programs, public lectures and newspaper articles took place in Kuwait in February.

Dr. Ghassan Maalouf, Chief Executive of the Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society and IOF board member, is given an award in recognition of his work in the field of osteoporosis in the Middle East by Sheikra Amthal, sister of the Emir of Kuwait (centre) and by Dr. Abdel Nasser Othman, president of the Kuwaiti Osteoporosis Prevention Society (right)

Dr. Abdel Nasser Othman, President of the Kuwaiti Osteoporosis Prevention Society, and Prof. Ghassan Maalouf, General Secretary of the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society and IOF Middle East Representative, chaired a two-hour prime-time television program, in which viewers called in live with their questions from all around the world - Australia, Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa - as well as the surrounding region

A press conference took place with full media coverage and in the presence of Sheikha Amthal, the sister of the Emir of Kuwait. The week’s activities had been organized with her help and active participation, and Prof. Ghassan Maalouf was honored with an award in recognition of his work in the field of osteoporosis in the Middle East.

Prof. Maalouf also met with Dr. Mohammad Jalala, Kuwaiti Minister of Health, who promised to prioritize osteoporosis in Kuwait and the IOF cause with regard to the World Health Organization.


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