KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital (ALTY), one of Malaysia’s first single-speciality orthopaedic hospital returns for the second time with its ALTY-Mate Bone Care campaign in efforts to raise awareness among Malaysians on bone health.
The campaign, which focuses on raising awareness on the importance of bone health, will feature a series of activities, including public posture screenings across different states, health talks, and public engagement initiatives.
The ALTY-Mate Bone Care campaign, which will run from October to December, is also in line with #Orthober, when five international orthopaedic days are being celebrated:
- October 12: World Arthritis Day
- October 16: World Spine Day
- October 17: World Trauma Day
- October 19: World Paediatric Bone and Joint Day
- October 20: World Osteoporosis Day
Additionally, ALTY will also be joining hands with Viatris and Caring once again to make the campaign a success. Both organisations, which have partnered with ALTY on previous campaigns, notably on the Scoliosis Awareness Campaign in June, will be supporting the hospital’s efforts through public posture screenings once again in six new locations across three states, namely Johor, Perak, and Pahang.
“Surveys have shown that awareness of different bone health conditions is relatively low among Malaysians. While there has been a notable focus on general health screenings, we believe it is also important to get more Malaysians to get their bone health screened as well,” said Dr G Ruslan Nazaruddin Simanjuntak, chairman of ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital.
“Surveys have shown that awareness of different bone health conditions is relatively low among Malaysians. While there has been a notable focus on general health screenings, we believe it is also important to get more Malaysians to get their bone health screened as well.
“We are also proud to be partnering Viatris and Caring to bring this campaign beyond the borders of Klang Valley and into different locations across Malaysia. ALTY would like to encourage all Malaysians to get their bones checked and stay healthy,” he added.
“We believe, by partnering with health care providers, we can work together to increase access to treatment, improve patient health and support communities with the mission to empower them to live healthier at every stage of life. Through our partnership with ALTY & Caring, we will work to address the bone & joint health needs among Malaysians”, said Jeff Bote, country manager of Viatris Malaysia.
Click here for more information on ALTY’s public posture screening tour across the three states and other activities in conjunction with the ALTY-Mate Bone Care Month or visit their Facebook page.