Health Days 2023

World Osteoporosis Day


World Osteoporosis Day falls on October 20 every year. It is activated this year by emphasizing the direct link between osteoporosis (the silent disease) and bone fractures, which have a serious and negative impact on quality of life in terms of pain, disability, and loss of independence. It will also focus on osteoporosis as a family affair, where burden of care is often borne by family caregivers, and the disease that afflicts many generations of the family itself.

  • Making osteoporosis and fracture prevention a health priority in KSA in line with global trends.
  • Raising awareness of the community on r​isk factors for osteoporosis.
  • Raising community awareness on active healthy aging and a healthy lifestyle, where prevention of osteoporosis and fractures caused thereby.
  • Raising community awareness of the importance of early detection of osteoporosis.
  • Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 and over suffer an osteoporotic fracture.
  • Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, so they break easily — even because of a minor fall, bump, sneeze, or sudden movement.
  • Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of long-term pain and disability.
  • Sports along with a diet full of calcium and vitamin D is good for strengthening bones.
Official date:
Globally: October 20th, 2023
Locally: Rabi’ al-Thani 5th, 1445H

Last Update : 21 March 2023 02:16 PM
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