News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Osteoporosis New Zealand wins International Award

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2005
From: Osteoporosis New Zealand Inc
Title: Osteoporosis New Zealand wins International Award – a Great Lead Up to Osteoporosis Awareness Week


The 17th October 2005 marks the start of Osteoporosis Awareness Week. A major health issue in New Zealand, osteoporosis causes bones to become brittle and fracture easily, affecting more than half of women and nearly a third of men over the age of 60.

The direct cost of osteoporotic fractures in New Zealand is over $200 million each year. This is expected to double by 2025, when osteoporosis-related fractures are likely to be the biggest single user of hospital bed days in New Zealand.

Last month, Osteoporosis New Zealand was named an award winner at the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Conference for Patient Societies in Bangkok.

Julia Gallagher, Executive Manager of Osteoporosis New Zealand, says winning the $US10,000 Health Professionals Awareness Grant will assist with education and providing up to date management information to health professionals – a vital element in osteoporosis prevention in New Zealand, and a key factor in preventing this projection becoming a reality.

“There have been a number of recent changes in the treatment of osteoporosis. This award will greatly assist us in leading a full review and update of New Zealand’s existing osteoporosis treatment guidelines, ensuring all medical practitioners are aware of these changes, and reinforcing existing knowledge of the risk factors for osteoporosis,” said Ms Gallagher.

The project is an important step in achieving Osteoporosis New Zealand’s ultimate goal of ensuring awareness of the health implications of osteoporosis among 100% of New Zealand’s health practitioners.

ENDS


For further information on osteoporosis visit:
www.bones.org.nz
www.osteofound.org
www.everybody.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>


Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland