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).
World-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox striving to improve care for the 1 million+ who fracture a hip in Asia Pacific each year
Managing osteoporosis in haematologic stem cell transplant recipients
Home-based balance exercise training app proven to prevent falls
Accessing & managing patients at very high risk of osteoporotic fracture
Osteoporosis liaison services – closing the gap in osteoporosis and fragility fracture care
Identifying quality indicators for hip fracture care
COVID-19 and its impact on the treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
Hip fractures – when not to operate and when to palliate
A case for DXA vertebral fracture assessment in Fracture Liaison Services
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)