Welcome message from the president

Welcome to the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) website!

PATS was formed to create a representative African respiratory society for the continent and to address the high burden of respiratory illnesses in Africa. The overall aim of PATS is to promote lung health in Africa through education, training, research and advocacy.  Since the first election in 2011, PATS has grown, becoming a voice for lung health in Africa, undertaking educational, research and advocacy initiatives and building African capacity to address the challenges of improving lung health on the continent.  PATS currently has 770 members from 33 different African countries.

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Who we are

PATS has members from many African countries who are predominantly respiratory physicians.

The society is overseen by a committee with members who are influential in the field of African thoracic medicine.

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PATS Congress - 2016

PATS Congress - 2016

Delegates to the PATS 2016 inaugural Congress in Nairobi, Kenya – a historic moment in the history of PATS.

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Proud member of FIRS

Proud member of FIRS

PATS is a proud member of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) that includes leading international societies ATS, ALAT, ATS, APSR, Chest, ERS, IUATLD.  

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Latest News

Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa elected President of The Union

Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa elected President of The Union

Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, member of PATS, was recently elected as the new President of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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World Lung Day

The Forum of Respiratory Societies (FIRS) recently launched a global charter for lung health, calling for better lung health for all and the creation of a World Lung Health Day on 25th September.

PATS is a signatory to the global charter.  PATS joins FIRS in the call to recognize Sept. 25th as World Lung Day, an annual event dedicated to focusing attention on respiratory diseases as a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal is to secure 100,000 signatures from health care professionals and organizations. We urge you to add your name to the petition at www.firsnet.org

 

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Prof Joseph Aluoch honoured at the 20th Conference of The Union Africa Region

Prof Joseph Aluoch honoured at the 20th Conference of The Union Africa Region

Prof Joseph Aluoch, vice-President of PATS was recently given an award of Honour, and named an African Union Hero, at the 20th Conference of The Union Africa Region in Ghana.  

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