The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is commited to addressing the local needs of regions worldwide. This includes the development of of programmes for five IOF geographic regions as well as the publication of landmark regional epidemiological audits.
IOF's regional osteoporosis audits have been extremely useful policy and media awareness tools for the societies and scientists in their respective countries. The reports have been far-reaching and effective in increasing awareness at the political and public level. The audits assess current and projected disease burden, and identify gaps in knowledge and care, relevant to osteoporosis in that region. They often underscore the scarcity of data available in many countries, and the need for large population-based cohorts and national databases and registries to accurately assess major osteoporosis outcomes.
For the European Union IOF has published the SCOPE scorecard and the EU27 report - important documents that assess and compare the burden, costs and care gap in EU countries. Below are links to IOF's most recent Audits for Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Eastern Europe-Central Asia.
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