Advocating for Global Respiratory Health: 25 September Marks World Lung Day
Patient Organisations in 3TR Are Raising Awareness for Global Lung Health
Every year on 25 September, World Lung Day aims to raise public awareness about lung health and the global impact of lung diseases, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and asthma. Established by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), World Lung Day is an annual opportunity for action, conversation, and raising awareness about lung diseases. Two patient organisations in the 3TR project in the field of lung health, the European Respiratory Society (ERF) and the European Lung Foundation (ELS), are joining healthcare providers, medical societies and advocacy groups to promote better lung health globally.
During this year’s extraordinary global health crisis, the world has been made aware of how deadly respiratory viruses can be. While other severe lung diseases have received far less attention, they too have been causing immense human suffering and death and are imposing an immense socioeconomic burden on the global community.
Today, organisations around the world are therefore advocating for global respiratory health and call on policymakers to introduce measures to reduce air pollution and for all people to have access to effective, affordable vaccines. All partners in the 3TR project are supporting this important cause and are standing united in the fight against lung diseases. Follow us on Twitter @3TR_IMI and learn more about the World Lung Day under the hashtag #WorldLungDay