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The 2019 Global WOD Campaign

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. WOD aims to make osteoporosis and fracture prevention a global health priority by reaching out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large. In 2019 the campaign will feature “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS” as a headline, and, for the first time, will highlight emotionally impactful visuals and stories of real people living with osteoporosis in all regions of the world.

The campaign will emphasize the direct link between osteoporosis (the silent, underlying disease) and broken bones, which have a serious, life-changing impact in terms of pain, disability, lost independence and inability to carry out tasks of everyday life.

Key messages of World Osteoporosis Day 2019

  • Osteoporosis is the hidden, underlying cause of painful, debilitating and life-threatening fractures
  • Take the new IOF Osteoporosis Risk Check to see whether you could be at risk of osteoporosis
  • If you have key risk factors for osteoporosis you should request a bone health assessment – take action for prevention!
  • 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