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Africa’s respiratory “Big Five”

Mortimer, Kevin ORCID:, Nantanda, Rebecca, Meghji, Jamilah ORCID:, Vanker, Aneesa, Bush, Andrew, Ndimande, Nqobile, Ozoh, Obianuju and Masekela, Refiloe (2021) 'Africa’s respiratory “Big Five”'. Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp. 64-72.

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The British Thoracic Society (BTS) launched a Global Health Group in the winter of 2019 in partnership with the Pan African Thoracic Society. This key meeting generated a lot of interest and areas of mutual benefit. Due to the overwhelming interest at the 2019 meeting, a virtual offering of the BTS Winter meeting February 2021, included a symposium by the Global Health Group on Africa’s Respiratory “Big Five.” The Winter meeting was free for PATS members and symposium had an excellent attendance, covering the following areas: Pneumonia in the under 5, impact of air pollution on lung health, post-TB lung disease, and non-communicable respiratory disease across the life course. This paper is a summary of the symposium and seeks to address research priority areas for lung health research on the African continent.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Bacterial Infections > WC 202 Pneumonia (General or not elsewhere classified)
WF Respiratory System > WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system (General)
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 200 Tuberculosis (General)
WF Respiratory System > Lungs > WF 600 Lungs
WS Pediatrics > Diseases of Children and Adolescents > By System > WS 280 Respiratory system
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Julie Franco
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 10:03


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