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Achievements

Highlights of Main Achievements

 

Main achievements of the 2000-2005 Osteoporosis and Elderly people’s plight advocacy program may be summarized as follows.

 

         Breaking the silence of the Osteoporosis pandemic and the plight of the elderly people in the East African region through constant newspaper publications.

 

         Restoration of hope that bent back and pains associated with Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated.

 

         Petitioned the government to give attention to the plight of the elderly health in the East African countries.

 

         Refuted the long held myth that Africans do not suffer from Osteoporosis.

 

         Prompted a national debate in Kenya on the presence and effects of Osteoporosis in the East African region chaired by Eli Lilly in conjunction with the Kenya Medical Women’s Association (KEMWA).

 

         Brought a fresh understanding of osteoporosis pandemic to the attention of health professionals in the African context.

Copyright 2006, [KOPECS] Kenya Osteoporosis Prevention & Elderly Care Service