The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has dedicated a page and event to World Osteoporosis Day 2023. It will emphasize 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 risk 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.
Official date: Globally: October 20th, 2023 /Locally: Rabi’ al-Thani 5th, 1445H