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International Osteoporosis Foundation
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), registered as a not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation in Switzerland, functions as a global alliance of patient, medical and research societies, scientists, health care professionals, and international companies concerned about osteoporosis and bone health. IOF headquarters are in Nyon, Switzerland, with a second secretariat, IOF France, located in Lyon, France.
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History: The foundation was established in 1998, when the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (EFFO), founded in 1987, joined with the International Federation of Societies on Skeletal Diseases (IFSSD, established 1995).
Mission Statement: To increase awareness and understanding of osteoporosis. To motivate people to take action to prevent, diagnose and treat osteoporosis. To support national osteoporosis societies in order to maximize their effectiveness.
IOF’s aims and goals are to: To nurture and enlarge the IOF network of member societies worldwide. To promote medical innovation and to improve care. To expand partnerships with organizations working on similar or complementary issues and projects. To lobby for policy change in all countries so that diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis becomes standard.
For further information about IOF and osteoporosis visit the IOF website www.iofbonehealth.org 
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