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).
Facilitating optimal fragility fracture management across the Asia Pacific throughout 2021
Report reveals disparity in hip fracture care in Australia and New Zealand
Bone fractures – a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study, 2019
Strategies for preventing and managing falls in high risk groups
Large prevalence study emphasises under-treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in China
New radiological guidance for the recognition and reporting of osteoporotic vertebral fragility fractures
APFFA urging Asia Pacific populations to prioritise their bone health on World Osteoporosis Day
ONZ launches clinical standards to prevent older Kiwis from sustaining recurrent fragility fractures
Making headway in facilitating optimal fragility fracture management in the Asia Pacific
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)