FIRS Report: Respiratory Diseases in the World
The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is composed of the world’s leading international respiratory societies. Its goal is to unify and enhance efforts to improve lung health throughout the world. This document informs, raises awareness, and assists those who advocate for protecting and improving respiratory health. It tells of the magnitude of respiratory diseases and the threats to lung health across the globe. It is not intended to be a comprehensive textbook but a guide emphasizing the diseases of greatest and immediate concern. It outlines practical approaches to combat threats to respiratory health and proven strategies to significantly improve the care we provide for individuals afflicted with respiratory diseases worldwide. The document calls for improvements in health-care policies, systems, and care delivery, as well as providing direction for future research. In brief, it outlines ways to make a positive difference in the respiratory health of the world.
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