Fundacion Hispana de Osteoporosi y Enfermedades Metabolicas (FHOEMO)
The "Spanish Campaign on Osteoporosis" wins award for the Fundacion Hispana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas Oseas
The Fundacion Hispana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas Oseas was awarded an IOF-Roche-GSK award valued at USD 10,000. This award was presented at the IOF World Wide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies in Bangkok, Thailand on September 30, 2005 and will help the society continue to carry out their important awareness campaign called the “Spanish Campaign on Osteoporosis.” This ongoing initiative, to be continued in 2006, has been successfully held in some 100 municipalities over the past three years. Intensive one week informational activities are held with the cooperation of the town and county councils, housewives association, and medical and pharmaceutical associations. Through widespread local press coverage, ads, posters and brochures, the community is invited to a central location where information is given about osteoporosis and risk tests and densitometry is offered. An interactive conference on osteoporosis prevention takes place halfway though the week.
In the past these one week campaigns have proven to have wide impact in addition to the direct information offered to the public - with increased attention from political and citizen organizations and extensive media coverage.
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