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IOF elects new board, Pierre Delmas reelected president

Osteoporosis experts and leaders of the global osteoporosis movement from 17 countries were elected to the IOF board during elections held in September 2002

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November 8, 2002 – BARCELONA, Spain

IMPACT OF OSTEOPOROSIS IN THE WORKPLACE SURVEYED IN NEW REPORT

"Invest in Your Bones-Prevent the first fracture" theme promoted by IOF's members in 75 countries

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(en Francais, PDF 143 KB)

October 31, 2002

EUROPEAN UNION CONFIRMS COMMITMENT TO MAKE OSTEOPOROSIS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY

Consultation panel of government health officials, and osteoporosis experts reviews progress towards diagnosing and treating osteoporosis before the first fracture

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October 20, 2002 – World Osteoporosis Day

IOF-SERVIER INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARDED TO AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHER STUDYING RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN PATHOGENESIS OF BONE FRAGILITY

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May 12, 2002, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

HM QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN LEADS INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF WOMEN DIGNITARIES TO CALL ON POLICYMAKERS TO PROVIDE GREATER ACCESS TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS

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May 12, 2002, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS, WHO GETS IT AND WHY?

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May 10, 2002, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS IS UNDERTREATED IN EUROPE, EXPERTS CONCLUDE

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May 10, 2002, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

Further press releases from the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, May 10-14, 2002 are available here.

WOMEN LEADER'S ROUNDTABLE TO CALL FOR OSTEOPOROSIS ACTION

HM Queen Rania to Host Roundtable of International Women Leaders to Examine Barriers to Reimbursement for Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis Dignitaries from across the world to call on policymakers to provide greater access to osteoporosis diagnosis and treatments.

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April 29, 2002

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS CALL ON GOVERNMENTS TO "STOP THE SUFFERING FROM OSTEOPOROSIS"
Audit report shows "disappointing progress" since 1998, fractures increase by 25%

See press release

Also see press release issued by the European Commission (PDF, 36 KB)

Video of European Parliament Call to Action event is available to journalists. Please contact Siofra Sharpe (ssharpe@osteofound.org)

December 3, 2001

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY MEMBER STATES HAVE MADE LITTLE EFFORT TO REDUCE OSTEOPOROSIS SUFFERING AND COST
Audit report released today charts little progress since 1998

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November 21, 2001

OSTEOPOROSIS IMPACT AND HOPE FEATURED IN ITALIAN LAUNCH OF EUROPEAN OSTEO-TOUR

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October 20, 2001 – World Osteoporosis Day

WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY 2001 FOCUSES ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND BONE HEALTH

"Invest in Your Bones" theme promoted by IOF's members in 64 countries, major youth report and education center launched.

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October 20, 2001 – World Osteoporosis Day

WINNERS OF IOF-ALLIANCE OSTEOPOROSIS MEDIA AWARD ANNOUNCED AT MEDIA SEMINAR IN ROME

See press release and further information about the Award

October 19, 2001

WHO DECLARES OSTEOPOROSIS AN "INTOLERABLE EPIDEMIC"

– New Outreach Effort Focuses on Neglected Disease
– Worldwide, One in Four Women Over Age 60 Will Suffer a Fracture

See press release (PDF, 52 KB)

October 16, 2001

QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN HONORED FOR LIFE ACHIEVEMENT IN FIGHT AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS

IOF Patron champions importance of educating young people about bone health

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October 12, 2001

JORDAN'S QUEEN RANIA URGES HEALTH MINISTERS TO MAKE OSTEOPOROSIS A PRIORITY

IOF members in 60 countries celebrate World Osteoporosis Day on October 20.

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INTERNATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES JOURNALISTS' ROLE IN INCREASING OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS

Launched for World Osteoporosis Day, the IOF-Alliance Osteoporosis Media Award will honour journalists who write imaginative and effective articles about osteoporosis.

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'TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?': INTERNATIONAL SURVEY SHOWS BONE LOSS NOT BEING DETECTED EARLY ENOUGH TO PROTECT WOMEN FROM OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES

IOF and Researchers Issue Call to Action to Women, Physicians and Health Authorities

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Summary of Survey Results: 'How Fragile is Her Future' (PDF, 1.2 MB)

ISRAELI SINGS TO STOP OSTEOPOROSIS
"BONE OF MY OWN" Released Globally

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Listen to the song (sung by Ilanit):
RealAudio-Version (970 KB)
MP3-Version, lower quality (1.5 MB)
MP3-Version, higher quality (3.5 MB)

JUST 1 IN 5 OSTEOPOROSIS PATIENTS RECEIVE PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT; SITUATION CALLED "A SCANDAL" BY COORDINATOR OF IOF STUDY

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Charts can be downloaded here in printing quality:
TIFF files: chart 1, chart 2, chart 3
EPS files: chart 1, chart 2, chart 3

For further information please see summary of survey results and detailed survey results (PDF, 135 KB).

Other Recent Feature Articles, Interviews and Press Releases

Queen Rania of Jordan to lead osteoporosis movement.
Read the press release prepared for the media conference on November 17th in Paris where IOF announced the queen's patronage. Download the photograph of Queen Rania and the osteoporosis fact sheet.

Press Release for the launch of the WHO Strategy for Osteoporosis on October 11, 1999 in Lyon France
Early detection of osteoporosis would save lives, reduce suffering, according to new report...
See fact sheet and one-minute risk test for additional information.

Early Detection: A Way to Beat the "Silent Killer"
Written by journalist Paul Spencer Sochaczewski, this feature article was inspired by the 1999 World Osteoporosis Day theme of early prevention. It vividly illustrates the personal stories of three osteoporosis sufferers (photos available), two being only 17 and 25 years of age at the time of their osteoporotic fractures. The stories are disturbing in that they describe a sadly common occurence: Despite crippling pain and text-book symptoms, many doctors fail to diagnosis osteoporosis. The article strongly suggests that a take-charge attitude to one's own health is the most important step in preventing osteoporosis and in maintaining healthy bones.

An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
On behalf of IOF, Paul Spencer Sochaczewski obtained Dr. Brundtland's first interview devoted exclusively to women's health and osteoporosis. When she began her term as director general of the WHO, Dr. Brundtland said that "Health is at the core of human development". In the interview, she notes that osteoporosis is a leading cause of suffering in women. She predicts a significant increase in osteoporosis in the developing world and urges that policy makers collaborate with different sectors of society. "Osteoporosis is serious but it can be prevented and treated, provided action is taken early enough," she says. "We must act now".


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