World Osteoporosis Day Date in the current year: October 20, 2016

World Osteoporosis Day World Osteoporosis Day is annually observed on October 20. Observation of this day raises public awareness of osteoporosis and its dangers.

World Osteoporosis Day was created by the United Kingdom's National Osteoporosis Society in 1996. European Commission supported this observance and since 1997 it's annually organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The World Health Organization co-sponsored this observance in 1998 and 1999.

Every year a different theme is chosen to organize observance. The theme of the day helps draw attention to the problematic issues, that need urgent actions. The theme of the observance also helps determinate the focus of a year-long campaign, that will be held in over 90 countries around the world.

Osteoporosis affects over half of population of our planet aged 50 and above, mostly of whom are women. This condition is responsible for millions of fractures of hips, wrists, lumbar vertebrae and ribs. Aging of bones is a preventable process and World Osteoporosis Day campaign helps people remind about the disease.

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