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).
Tribute to a giant in the bone health field – Professor Harry K. Genant, M.D. (1942-2021)
Launch of comprehensive suite of education materials to tackle the growing burden of osteoporosis
Successfully promoting optimal fragility fracture management during a watershed year
Global impact of COVID-19 on managing osteoporosis
Second FFN Regional Expert Meeting coinciding with launch of Clinical & Policy Toolkits
Orthogeriatrics – Managing older patients with fragility fractures
World Osteoporosis Day – driving action for prevention – October 20, 2020
APFFA’s Primary Care Physician Education Toolkit: Why and What?
Launch of PCP Education Toolkit striving to reduce burden of secondary osteoporotic fractures
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)