Respiratory Decade

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer each year from treatable and preventable respiratory diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), asthma, lung cancer, H1N1, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sarcoidosis, IPF. By 2020, out of 68 million deaths worldwide, 11.9 million will be caused by lung disease.We  are organizing this campaign because we believe the lack of public awareness of lung health is an important barrier to progress in the diagnosis, treatment, and development of discoveries in lung diseases and calls for a major worldwide public awareness campaign. Our patients and the patient interest groups with whom we work have inspired us to address this important issue. Many of their problems, such as delayed diagnosis, improper early treatment, difficulty in obtaining prescribed medicine, and difficulty dealing with insurance providers and governmental agencies result from this lack of recognition. Further, the lack of awareness impedes support for research in lung disease and translation of discoveries into better diagnostic methods and effective treatments. The Year of the Lung goals are to raise awareness about lung health among the public, initiate action in communities worldwide, and advocate for resources to combat lung disease including resources for research and research training programs worldwide. A key objective is to begin to build a social movement for greater public awareness and policy action.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer each year from treatable and preventable respiratory diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), asthma, lung cancer, H1N1, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sarcoidosis, IPF. By 2020, out of 68 million deaths worldwide, 11.9 million will be caused by lung disease.We  are organizing this campaign because we believe the lack of public awareness of lung health is an important barrier to progress in the diagnosis, treatment, and development of discoveries in lung diseases and calls for a major worldwide public awareness campaign. Our patients and the patient interest groups with whom we work have inspired us to address this important issue. Many of their problems, such as delayed diagnosis, improper early treatment, difficulty in obtaining prescribed medicine, and difficulty dealing with insurance providers and governmental agencies result from this lack of recognition. Further, the lack of awareness impedes support for research in lung disease and translation of discoveries into better diagnostic methods and effective treatments. The Year of the Lung goals are to raise awareness about lung health among the public, initiate action in communities worldwide, and advocate for resources to combat lung disease including resources for research and research training programs worldwide. A key objective is to begin to build a social movement for greater public awareness and policy action.

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