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