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).
Hip fractures – when not to operate and when to palliate
A case for DXA vertebral fracture assessment in Fracture Liaison Services
Establishing a comprehensive fragility fracture care program
Survival rate reduced for up to six years post-fracture
Current & future challenges of hip fracture management in Malaysia
Formation of Malaysian, multi-stakeholder alliance striving to curb brittle bones
Launch of Capture the Fracture® Partnership – a practical & evidence-based guidance for policy shaping
Launch of The APCO Framework – the first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis
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
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)