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Every Breath Counts. A Breath of Fresh Air for Pneumonia

The global health community has reason to congratulate itself for the amazing successes achieved in recent years in reducing infant mortality worldwide. For the first time in the history of humanity, “only” 6 million children under five are dying each year—less than 5% of the approximately 130 million children born annually. This reduction has been made possible by remarkable advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of major childhood diseases.

Pneumonia—a catch-all term for lower respiratory tract infections associated with many different aetiologies—is still the main infectious cause of infant mortality, accounting for one in every six paediatric deaths. And, that…

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 Every Breath Counts. A Breath of Fresh Air for Pneumonia

However, a breath of fresh air is now revitalising efforts to combat pneumonia in the form of a new international coalition bringing together more than 30 international institutions, including the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation—one of the most important and coherent philanthropic actors in the field of pneumonia—and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (

Every Breath Counts Coalition

World’s first public-private partnership to support national governments to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030.

Breathing Matters

Breathing Matters is the Centre for Respiratory Research fund, and is part of UCLH Charity (Reg No 229771). It has been set up to raise awareness and to work with patients to help find a cure for Interstitial Lung Diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Respiratory Infections such as Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia.

Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology

The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP), through standards of training and quality assurance, are the professional guardians of physiological measurement issues in respiratory medicine in the UK.

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Our objective is to promote best practice in respiratory physiotherapy for the benefit of patients.

Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors

APCCMPD was created to facilitate excellence in clinical and research training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. It provides a vehicle for communication among all training program directors and various organizations which deal with training of pulmonologists and critical care medicine specialists.

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

To promote quality respiratory therapy education through accreditation services.

National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care

NAMDRC is a national organization of physicians whose mission is to educate its members and address regulatory, legislative and payment issues that relate to the delivery of healthcare to patients with respiratory disorders.

National Board for Respiratory Care

The primary purposes of the NBRC and its 31-member Board of Trustees are to provide high quality voluntary credentialing examinations for practitioners of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function technology.

Bronchoscopy International

We are an independent and international group of physicians, educators, researchers, information technology professionals, and allied health care workers involved in bronchoscopy practice and teaching.

COPD Foundation

The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs that will lead to prevention, and someday, a cure for this disease.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.

Global Lung Cancer Coalition

We are the international voice of lung cancer patients with organisations in 21 countries.


International Association of Asthmology...InterAsma is a forum for interdisciplinary discussions where pneumologists, allergologists, pediatricians, and general practitioners have the opportunity to discuss and exchange information between these specialties on asthma research, practrice and management.

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 3,800 lung cancer specialists in 80 countries.

International COPD Coalition

ICC is a nonprofit organization composed of COPD patient organizations around the world, working together to imporve the health and access to care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The mission of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation is to support national research studies and activities focused on developing innovative strategies for better treatments, screening, and prevention of all cancers of the lung.

National Emphysema Foundation

The NEF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with emphysema and their caregivers by providing and supporting educational, advocacy and research initiatives to the medical community and the general public. The NEF is dedicated to working to reduce the suffering and the toll emphysema is taking on innumerable sufferers in this country and abroad.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHLBI leads a national program in the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood; in sleep disorders; and in the uses of blood and blood resources. The Institute is responsible for research on three of the four leading causes of death in the United States-heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community, promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust was established in 2012 to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and to support patients with the condition in the UK. The site is concerned mainly with what the trust is doing to raise funds and how those funds are being used to help people with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Being a member of PHA is your first step to taking action in the fight against PH. Members of PHA are supporting expanded research and education, building awareness of PH and public support, and changing the history of this illness.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is a charitable organization established by patients, caregivers, parents and family members (collectively referred to as “Canadians living with PH”) to end isolation, provide education and create a united Canadian PH community.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA UK) is the only charity in the UK especially for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). We are committed to helping improve the lives of people with PH, and supporting the PH community in the UK. We do this by funding research into PH, raising awareness of the condition, and helping people in their day-to-day lives.

Pulmonary Hypertension Society

The Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and New Zealand is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation with a mandate to advocate for a sustainable ‘model of care’ with equitable access to skilled clinicians that allows timely diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management for patients with Pulmonary Hypertension in Australia and New Zealand.

Pulmonary Pathology Society

The purpose of the society is to promote excellence in education, research and the clinical practice of pulmonary pathology.

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute

The Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute is a non-profit international academic medical center. Our activities incorporate the traditional triad of research, education, and clinical care, but the research will focus on pulmonary vascular disease and heart failure, and the education and clinical care will be targeted to countries with healthcare disparities.

Respiratory Nursing Society

The Respiratory Nursing Society (RNS) is the professional association for nurses interested in respiratory health and quality nursing care for those with respiratory disorders. RNS provides an opportunity for nurses in a variety of practice settings to develop a strong respiratory knowledge base and skills important for quality respiratory nursing care.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

The AAAAI represents, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries.

American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical care, education, and research in the rapidly expanding fields of Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, and Interventional Bronchoscopy. The cornerstone of our mission is to enhance multidisciplinary and international collaboration in our quest to develop, evaluate, and disseminate techniques, procedures, and cases that will benefit patients with lung cancer, tracheobronchial diseases, pleural processes, and other thoracic disorders.

American Association for Respiratory Care

Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory care practitioner, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success.

American Broncho-Esophagological Association

The American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) is a society of physicians, researchers and allied professionals who share their expertise in Broncho-Esophagology and meet annually for scholarly presentations on matters relevant to the science and practice of their specialty.

American College of Chest Physicians

Our mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air." When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

American Thoracic Society

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Nowadays the mission of the ATS is to improve health worldwide by advancing research, clinical care and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness and sleep disorders.

Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

The Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) is an association of national societies of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in the Asia Pacific region. Where no such society exists, individual medical practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the field of Allergy, Asthma or Clinical Immunology may be admitted as members.

Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

The objectives of the Society are the advancement and promotion of knowledge of the respiratory system in health and disease. It strives to encourage research, improve clinical practice through teaching, increase awareness of health problems in the area and promote the exchange of knowledge among respirologists in the Asia Pacific region.

Asthma Australia

This website is a partnership between the Asthma Foundations of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia. Delivering a shared website makes good sense in supporting people with asthma, whilst ensuring our donors and supporters receive value for money for their contributions by reducing duplication of effort and maximising funds directed to research and the delivery of vital information services.

Asthma Canada

Our vision at the Asthma Society of Canada is to empower every child and adult in Canada with asthma to live an active and symptom-free life.

Asthma New Zealand

We are dedicated to helping people with asthma & their families. We are committed to providing the information you need to understand, manage and live with asthma.

Asthma Society of India

Asthma Society of India - Kisaan Kisani Vikas Trust a registered non-profit based charitable organization Registeration No. 621. Society is serving as to emancipate menaces of asthma disease by natural & prevention methods in order to save quality of life of acute and chronic asthma patients.

Asthma Society of Ireland

The Asthma Society's vision is for Ireland to take a leading role in Europe by developing an integrated public health appraoch to asthma management, delivering evidence-based care; enabling patients to enjoy optimal asthma control and quality of life.

Asthma UK

We’re the UK’s leading asthma charity. There are over five million people with asthma in the UK, and we’re here for them when they need us most. We want to live in a world where asthma is no longer a daily battle for some and where no one dies from the condition. We’re working to make this happen through world-leading research, award-winning information and services, and life-changing campaigns.

Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science

Our mission is to Lead Respiratory Science in Australasia through the 21st Century. This website is designed to help respiratory health professionals keep in touch with latest developments, research and opportunities in the field, as well as providing a range of useful resources, contacts and case studies.

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring

ACAM aims to assist in reducing the burden of asthma in Australia by developing, collating and interpreting data relevant to asthma prevention, management and health policy.

Austrian Society of Pneumology

Ziel unserer Gesellschaft ist professionelle Betreuung einschl''giger Patienten unter modernsten wissenschaftlichen und ethischen Gesichtspunkten durch unsere ''rztlichen und nicht''rztlichen Mitglieder.

Belgian Society for Pneumology

The aim of the society is to promote the study and the dissemination of scientific knowledge (medical, paramedical, pharmaceutical, research, etc.) directly or indirectly related with the respiratory tract.

British Lung Foundation

One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease. Millions more are at risk. We are here for every one of them, leading the fight against lung disease. We support people affected by lung disease, so that no one has to face it alone. We promote greater understanding of lung disease and we campaign for change in the nation’s lung health. We fund vital research so that new treatments and cures can help to save lives.

British Paediatric Respiratory Society

The British paediatric respiratory society, BPRS, is a multidisciplinary organisation which exists to promote the respiratory health of all children and to improve the health of children with respiratory disease.

British Thoracic Society

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) was formed in 1982 by the amalgamation of the British Thoracic & Tuberculosis Association and the Thoracic Society. Our roots go back as far as the 1920s. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our members include doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, scientists and other professionals with an interest in respiratory disease. All join because they share an interest in our main charitable objective, which is to improve the care of people with respiratory disorders.

Canadian Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists

The Canadian Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists membership is composed of technologists employed in the Heart Catheterization Laboratories and/or Pulmonary Function Laboratories. The CACPT is committed to maintaining the highest standards possible for all Registered Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists.

Canadian Lung Association

The Lung Association movement began in 1900 to control the spread of tuberculosis and provide better services for TB patients. Today, The Lung Association focuses on all issues that affect the ability of Canadians to breathe every day. The mission of the Canadian Lung Association is to lead nationwide and international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people manage lung disease and promote lung health. Our Provincial and national offices work together to help the one in five Canadians who have breathing problems.

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The CPFF works closely with the medical community and with support from Canadians will help to develop treatment, find a cure, build awareness and provide much needed support to all effected by pulmonary fibrosis.

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

CSRT is the national professional association for respiratory therapists. Founded in 1964 as the Canadian Society of Inhalation Therapy Technicians, the CSRT is dedicated to excellence in cardiorespiratory care.

European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

The goal of EAB is to Promote high standards in clinical practice, education and research in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology including bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy as well as in the education and training of endoscopy staff.

European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Association

Thank you for visiting the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) website. There are millions of people in Europe with asthma, allergy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We work to support them by sharing information about their conditions and by advocating on their behalf in parliament.

European Lung Foundation

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) was founded by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2000 with the aim of bringing together patients, the public and respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health.

European Respiratory Society

ERS is the leading professional organisation in its field in Europe. It is broad-based, with some 10,000 members and counting in over 100 countries. Its scope covers both basic science and clinical medicine. ERS seeks to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and promote lung health through research, sharing of knowledge and through medical and public education.

Irish Lung Fibrosis Association

The primary aims of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association are to provide a source of information and support to people with the condition and to provide funding for research and the development of new treatments for Lung Fibrosis.

Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada is a national charitable organization, which aims to increase awareness for lung cancer, support patients and the individuals who care for them, and provide educational resources to patients, family members, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

Lung Foundation Australia

Lung diseases that are our focus include lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orphan lung diseases, respiratory infectious diseases and chronic cough

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is a company limited by guarantee established to improve the knowledge and understanding of lung disease, to prevent respiratory illness through research and health promotion, and improving health care for people with respiratory disorders.

Western Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a nonprofit corporation whose members are physicians and other medical professionals who specialize in allergy and immunology.

World Allergy Organization

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 92 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to members in nearly 100 countries around the globe.

World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

The World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) is a non-profit organization officially registered in Tokyo, Japan. The mission of this international organization is to connect a growing network of specialized medical doctors, health care professionals and industry/technology experts devoted to the art and science of airway, lung and esophageal diseases.

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