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Sheikh, A, Campbell, H, Balharry, D, Adab, P, Barreto, M, Cooper, P, Cruz, A, Davidson, F, Dodd, P, Enocson, A, Fitch, N, Griffiths, C, Grigg, J, Heyderman, R, Jordan, R, Katikireddi, S, Kuo, S, Kwambana- Adams, B, Leyland, A, Mortimer, Kevin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8118-8871, Mosler, G, Obasi, Angela ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6801-8889, Orme, M, Readshaw, A, Savio, Martina, Siddiqi, K, Sifaki- Pistolla, D, Singh, S, Squire, Bertie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7173-9038, Tsiligianni, I and Williams, S (2019) 'The UK’s Global Health Respiratory Network: Improving respiratory health of the world’s poorest through research collaborations'. Journal of Global Health, Vol 9, Issue 2, 020104.

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Abstract

Respiratory disorders are responsible for considerable morbidity, health care utilisation, societal costs and approximately one in five deaths worldwide [1-4]. Yet, despite this substantial health and societal burden – which particularly affects the world’s poorest populations and as such is a major contributor to global health inequalities – respiratory disorders have historically not received the
policy priority they warrant. For example, despite causing an estimated 1000 deaths per day, less than half of the world’s countries collect data on asthma prevalence (http://www.globalasthmareport.org/). This
is true for both communicable and non-communicable respiratory disorders, many of which are either amenable to treatment or preventable.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WF Respiratory System > WF 100 General works
WF Respiratory System > WF 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.020104
Depositing User: Elly Wallis
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 15:39
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 13:51
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/13515

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