OAFI is the Osteoarthritis Foundation International, the first and only foundation worldwide exclusively dedicated to persons living with osteoarthritis.
Created in October 2016 in Barcelona, the Foundation’s goal is to lead the fight against osteoarthritis by promoting education, prevention, treatment and research on areas pertaining to joint health and to offer solutions to those suffering from this pathology so that they can feel accompanied, relieve their pain and improve the quality of their life.
While a broadly unrecognized condition, osteoarthritis currently affects over 242 million people worldwide. Despite its social impact, it is seen as a distant pathology only associated with old age. However, besides affecting the elderly, it is increasingly detected in postmenopausal women, sports persons and even young people.