Health Days 2020
World Osteoporosis Day

​​​World Osteoporosis Day is observed on October 20 each year. 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 and lost independence. It will also focus on osteoporosis as a family affair, with family caregivers often carrying the burden of care, and the disease affecting multiple generations of the family.

Facts:
Osteoporosis is the underlying cause of painful, debilitating and life-threatening broken bones – known as fragility fractures. Osteoporosis is a growing global problem: worldwide, fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50. If one of your parents had osteoporosis or hip fracture, this may increase your own risk of developing the disease. A healthy lifestyle (food and physical activity) have an essential role in preventing osteoporosis.

Objectives:
  • Making osteoporosis and fractures a health priority in the Kingdom in line with the international trends.
  • Raising the awareness of community about the risk factors for osteoporosis. 
  • Raising the awareness of community about active healthy aging and healthy lifestyle to prevent osteoporosis and its fractures. 
  • Raising the awareness of community about the importance of early detection of osteoporosis. 
Official Date:
Globally: October 20th, 2020.
Locally: Rabī' al-Awwal 3rd, 1442H.

Theme: 

That’s Osteoporosis



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