Health Days 2020
World COPD Day


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.  
  • 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.
  • 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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