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Indonesian Osteoporosis Society (PEROSI)

"PEROSI Campaign" wins award for Indonesian Osteoporosis Society

At the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Bangkok, Thailand on September 30, 2005 the Indonesian Osteoporosis Society was awarded an IOF-Novartis Osteoporosis Education Grant in the value of USD 10,000. The award-winning project, called “PEROSI Campaign,” will seek to integrate bone health information and increased physical activity into the formal education system, particularly for young people at the ages of peak bone development (approximately 6-20 years of age). The goal is to gain additional time for gymnastics or sport and to ensure that the sport is beneficial for bone health. Additional courses in biology about the maintenance of bone health will be promoted either as part of the formal school curriculum or as small monthly seminars. For the teachers, training in gymnastic or sport medicine and seminars on the importance of maintaining bone and muscle health, role of calcium and vitamin D etc. will be offered. The project will be carried out with the cooperation of the Departments of Health and Education.


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