Help us raise awareness and prevent the effects of Osteoporosis on our community, friends and family.
Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.
Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) is an organisation committed to achieving transformational change in the bone health of all New Zealanders.
More about us
Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) is a national charitable trust dedicated to raising awareness of bone health and improving care and outcomes for people who are at risk of, or are living with, osteoporosis.
ONZ’s aim is for all New Zealanders to have stronger, better bones and to avoid or suffer fewer fractures. We do this by providing information and educational material to the public, and making recommendations to Government and the medical profession for improved management strategies for osteoporosis.
ONZ's Mission is: To prevent bone fractures caused by osteoporosis,and the resulting impact on people's quality of life, by : - Engaging with the public, health professionals, policymakers and the private - Undertaking programmes of awareness, advocacy and education - Promoting, publicising and assisting with research into osteoporosis in New Zealand
Use of funds
In the last 4 years, we have focused on improving osteoporosis care and treatment after a fracture. In the next 4 years, we will focus on efforts to prevent people having their first fracture. Through education, awareness and empowerment people can be made aware of bone health including the impact of nutrition and exercise, fracture prevention and osteoporosis management. We aim to make a lasting impact on the quality of thousands of New Zealanders lives.