Lung Health for All: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and World Lung Day 2022

“Lung Health for All” is the key theme of World Lung Day 2022 (September 25). The day aims to highlight the global burden of the major respiratory diseases and the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Key messages for the day are the importance of early detection and reduction of inequalities. These align well with the objectives Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) of improving the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. COPD affects 1 in 10 of the adult global population and is one of the three commonest causes of death worldwide. It is also a major cause of the global inequalities in health and is more prevalent where such inequalities are more extreme.

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Autores: David M. G. Halpin, Claus F. Vogelmeier and Alvar Agusti for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.

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