New epidemiological study underway:
The governments of CIS and adjacent countries do not draw enough attention to the problem. Despite evidence that fractures resulting from osteoporosis pose a major public health burden, neither epidemiological nor health-economic studies that might encourage specialists to be engaged in prevention are being carried out.
In many countries there is still a complete lack of relevant statistics. That is why the Russian Association on Osteoporosis has initiated the multinational population-based study in the countries of the region "Epidemiological study of osteoporotic fractures in Eurasia (EVA)". The goal is to obtain the data on incidence of main osteoporotic fractures.
Summit participants sign Appeal requesting action:
Given the dire state of affairs, the participants of the Summit proposed that osteoporosis be recognized as a health priority at the state level, and that treatment and prevention strategies, as well as urgent surgical treatment for patients with hip fractures, be provided. An appeal with such proposals towards the governments and health ministries of CIS countries was signed by the summit participants presenting 10 countries.
The signed document calls for the following five measures to be taken:
|Contact: L. Misteli|
International Osteoporosis Foundation