Worldwide, 65 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and three million die from it each year, making it the third leading cause of death globally. In addition, 1.76 million people die from lung cancer, more than any other cancer, 235 million people suffer from asthma, the most common chronic disease of childhood, and pneumonia kills millions of people, making it a leading cause of death in the very young and very old.
Participants attended the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Research papers published through the Centre for Operational Research since 2009
Publications on NCDs, lung health and tobacco authored or co-authored
by Union experts