Report: The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease

May 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies released “The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease.” The report lays out the tremendous impact that respiratory disease has on world health. Specific diseases addressed include COPD, asthma, acute lower respiratory tract infections, tuberculosis and lung cancer. It also provides several recommendations that global leaders can take to reduce the burden of respiratory disease and improve global health.

In addition to the report, FIRS launched a global charter for lung health, calling for official recognition of a World Lung Day. The goal is to secure 100,000 signatures from health care professionals and organizations. Learn more on their website.

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