Health Days 2020
World COPD Day

​​Introduction:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. The world day is celebrated on the third Wednesday of November every year, in collaboration with health experts and patients with COPD.  
Facts:
  • COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realize they have it.
  • The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control.
  • If you already smoke, quitting smoking can help prevent further damage to your lungs.
Objectives:
  • Promoting COPD worldwide.
  • Raising the awareness about COPD and reduce associated deaths.
  • Improving healthcare standards for patients with COPD.
  • Drawing the attention of decision-makers, public health professionals and the community in general for working collectively to develop programs to detect, prevent, and control the disease. 
Official date:
Globally: November 20th, 2020.
Locally: Rabiʽ al-Thani 5th, 1442H.



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