World Osteoporosis Day 2017


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The 2017 Global WOD Movement

The WOD 2017 campaign calls on people of all ages to ‘Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future’! Through early prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, millions of men and women all over the world can reduce their risk of painful, debilitating and life-threatening fractures.

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 2017

  • Osteoporosis takes a heavy toll on an individual’s future if left undiagnosed and untreated.
  • There are specific risk factors that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures – know and understand your risk factors!
  • If you have risk factors, including first fractures, seek testing and treatment if required, in order to protect your future independence and quality of life.
  • Advocate! Sign the IOF Global Patient Charter and join us in calling on healthcare providers to close the persistent ‘care gap’ by addressing critical issues such as under-diagnosis and under-treatment, lack of Fracture Liaison Services to systematically identify and treat high risk patients, and poor adherence to treatment.
  • 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

Euripides Costa 

44 years old
São Paulo, Brazil



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