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The global impact of respiratory disease

This report helps us to understand / explains the growing burden of respiratory disease from a global perspective.
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The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease (2nd Edition)

This report helps us to understand and explain the growing burden of respiratory disease from a global perspective. There has been a global response and establishment of a network of organisations and agencies who can share knowledge and understand the issues together, which can inform strategies to address.

The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease (2nd Edition)

As a result of reading the report you will: 

  • Understand the major global players leading the response to respiratory disease
  • Understand the impact of respiratory disease on populations
  • Clarify the ‘big five respiratory diseases’ – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, acute lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer
  • Understand other types of respiratory disease such as occupational related lung disease, sleep disorders, pulmonary hypertension or embolism
  • Explore prevention, treatment and cure, disease control, global reduction or elimination

Consider the following questions and write some of your reflections in the comments section below or write them down for your notes to refer to:

  1. What do you know about the burden of respiratory disease in your own country?
  2. Which of the big five respiratory diseases do you work with most commonly in your practice?
  3. Think about a particular challenge in your community for managing respiratory disease

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