World Lung Cancer Day – August 1st, 2020

Respiratory groups stress lung cancer risks and importance of early screening and treatment Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 1 August 2020  In support of World Lung Cancer Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which GOLD is a founding member, calls for more awareness and understanding of lung cancer …

Lung Health Campaign – COPD and Living Well

Special thank you to GOLD Science Committee member, Dr. Antonio Anzueto, for providing this great information on behalf of GOLD for Mediaplanet’s Lung Health campaign, out today! The campaign spotlighted organizations like GOLD that are working toward expanded access to treatments and new therapies shown to greatly enhance quality of life for the 35 million Americans …

MYTHBUSTERS FROM WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has produced a set of ‘Mythbusters’ relating to COVID-19, each with a graphic that can be downloaded and shared. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Respiratory Groups Call for an End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

world pneumonia day 2019 call to action

In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia. Every minute, two children die from pneumonia, representing …

World Lung Day 2019: Respiratory Groups Unite to Call for Healthy Lungs for All

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 25 September 2019 Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), GOLD is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organizations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call on policymakers to ensure that everyone has access to the services they …

Global study links short-term air pollution exposure to cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, warns international respiratory group

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine found associations between short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality risk, from over 600 cities across the globe. [1] The adverse health effects of short-term exposure to ambient air pollution have been well documented. Particulate matter (PM) raises public health concerns …

World Lung Cancer Day 2019

Respiratory groups raise awareness about lung cancer risks, screening, and treatments Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 1 August 2019 On World Lung Cancer Day, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. …

The lung is not the only organ affected by air pollution, warns international respiratory group

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns that air pollution exposure affects many organs beyond the lungs, posing a great risk to health. Outdoor fine particulate matter exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world, accounting for 4.2 million deaths and 103 million disability-adjusted life years lost according to the …