World Osteoporosis Day 2017


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The 2019 Global WOD Movement

The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) 2019 campaign idea is to have an authentic and multi-ethnic visual approach for the WOD 2019 campaign: “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS” featuring, for the first time, real patients. The idea behind this campaign is to emphasize the direct link between osteoporosis and broken bones and then the link between broken bones and impact on daily life – shows the human burden in terms of lost independence and lost ability to carry out tasks of everyday life. Imagery of the campaign will create an emotional response.

We invite the public, healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide to join IOF and its 240 member societies in raising awareness of bone health and calling for action on osteoporosis and fracture prevention in their communities.

Key messages of World Osteoporosis Day 2019

  • Osteoporosis is the hidden, underlying cause of painful, debilitating and life-threatening fractures
  • A family history of osteoporosis and broken bones is a sign that you too may be at higher risk
  • Advocate! Sign the IOF Global Patient Charter and join us in calling on healthcare providers to close the massive ‘care gap’ .
  • Osteoporosis is a growing global problem that respects no boundaries: worldwide, fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50.


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World Osteoporosis Day is a key date in the bone field. It’s an occasion when people around the globe unite to put the spotlight on the immense global burden caused by osteoporosis.

Prof. Cyrus Cooper, President IOF

Patient Stories

Giovanni Furnò

68 years old
Milan, Italy



Read the inspiring, real-life stories of people from around the world who have been affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures.


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Official Partners

The World Osteoporosis Day Official Partners help make the annual campaign a global success by providing unrestricted grants in support of campaign resources and activities. We are pleased to have the valuable support of the following partners for World Osteoporosis Day 2018