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Lithuanian Osteoporosis Foundation

Leading ladies in Lithuania hold "Roundtable Table" event



First Lady of Lithuania Alma Adamkiene signs the "Call to Action" document. At her side is Mel Read, MEP UK and Chair of the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group.

On October 24th, the Lithuanian Osteoporosis Foundation held a Round Table discussion in Vilnius featuring leading women from the region. As well as invited officials and speakers, the event featured the participation of the Foundation's patron, Lithuanian First Lady Mrs. Alma Adamkiene. A "Call to Action" document was signed. The document calls on the legislative and executive authorities in Lithuania to draw attention to the problem of osteoporosis by:

Recognizing that osteoporosis is a public health priority

Facilitating access to bone mineral density scans for people with osteoporosis risk factors.

Facilitating access to treatment before the first fracture for people with osteoporosis and expand possibilities for treating osteoporosis with fracture

Improving the financial possibilities of the largest social osteoporosis risk group - elderly people - for diagnosis and treatment.

08.10.2002


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