APFFA’s vision is to deliver effective care, fewer fractures and better outcomes for people living in Asia Pacific.
Formed on November 29, 2018, the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance (APFFA) comprises seven global and regional member organisations from the geriatrics, orthopaedics, osteoporosis and rehabilitation sectors.
The organisation’s primary mission is to drive policy change, improve awareness and change political and professional mindsets to facilitate optimal fragility fracture management across Asia Pacific (APAC).
New Zealand’s report card on fragility fractures: a review of BoneCare 2020
Appeal for orthopaedic surgeons to more proactively lead and champion bone health
New Zealand raises the bar on growth & refinement of FLS
Study analyses backbone of novel care for fragility fractures in New South Wales, Australia
The APCO Bone Health QI Tool Kit
Hip fracture multi-modal care breaking new ground in Japan
Snapshot of the global landscape of PFC programs
Looking down the 10-year pipeline for bone fractures
New review of the global approach to rehabilitation following an osteoporotic fragility fracture
Decade of Healthy Ageing
The number and proportion of the world’s population aged 60 years and above is growing at an unprecedented rate, and is set to accelerate especially in developing countries. An ageing population will continue to affect all aspects of society, with little evidence suggesting older people today are enjoying better health than previous generations.1
In a bid to address the situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 - 2030 – a 10-year-long concerted global action initiative designed to improve the lives of older people, their families, and their respective communities.1
Regional and global member organisations constituting APFFA include:
Asia Pacific Geriatric Medicine Network (APGMN)