The World Health Organization (WHO) announces a new collaboration with the Clinical and Economic Aspects of European Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) to develop a roadmap for bone health and aging Did.
The five-year agreement includes the development of public health strategies and action plans to prevent fractures and improve health service coverage in older adults.
An analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 found that approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide live with a musculoskeletal condition. Musculoskeletal conditions are usually characterized by persistent pain and limitation of mobility and dexterity.
Dr Jean-Yves Reginster, President of ESCEO, who signed the agreement at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, said: About the medical system.
“We believe this important agreement with WHO represents a recognition that action must be taken to address the vulnerability fracture crisis.”
As part of this effort, the two organizations will work together to develop a global estimate of fractures and osteoporosis, explore evidence-based interventions to prevent fractures, and develop an investment case for fracture prevention and care. create an economic model of
The collaboration will see partners integrate osteoporosis and fractures into routine data monitoring to strengthen national health information systems, as well as design evidence-based policies and programs to reduce the risk of fractures in older adults. It can also be seen to provide guidance to countries on using data to
Dr. Anshu Banerjee, Assistant Director-General of WHO and Interim Director-General of Universal Health Coverage/Life Courses, who also signed the agreement, said: “Implementing appropriate public health strategies and policies is an important step to improve health and well-being. It is.” We provide services that protect and prevent fractures in older adults and enable them to continue the activities they enjoy. ”
To advance the plan, WHO is recruiting experts working on bone health with the support of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the WHO Collaborating Center for Musculoskeletal Health and the Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Liège, Belgium. said to be established.
IOF President Professor Cyrus Cooper said: In this sense, this collaboration is truly a game changer for osteoporosis patients around the world. ”