Health Lung Asia

In 2017, we launched the Healthy Lung Asia programme, focused on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer in nine Asian markets. Our objective is to raise the profile of respiratory disease with policymakers and build health-system capacity to support future service to patients. In its first year, the programme has created 14 partnerships, reaching 134,000 people with education, diagnosis and treatment of COPD or asthma. It has also trained 4,400 physicians and 1,100 respiratory nurses, and encouraged the creation of over 4,900 respiratory centres to provide screenings.