World Aids Day 2023

World Aids Day 2023

World Aids Day 2023

Eradicating HIV Will Take Collaborative Action and a Commitment to Curb TB Infections

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Highlights World AIDS Day.

1 December, 2023

World COPD day 2023

World COPD day 2023

World COPD day 2023

Breathing is Life – Act Earlier

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies Highlights World COPD Day 2023

In support of World COPD Day, on November 15, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Pan African Thoracic Society is a founding member, is highlighting the crucial role of early diagnosis and early intervention in managing COPD.  This year’s theme "Breathing is Life – Act Earlier" emphasises that maintaining healthy lungs is essential for our overall well-being, and early action is more critical than ever.

 

Asthma reliever use in Africa

Speakers: Dr Clifford Smith (South Africa); Dr Jeremiah Chakaya (Kenya) and Dr Sandra Kwarteng Owusu (Ghana) Chair: Prof Eric Bateman (South Africa)

Asthma reliever use in Africa

PATS and AstraZeneca invites you to join the Joint webinar, topic "Asthma reliever use in Africa" on Thursday, 30 November 2023.

World Pneumonia Day 2023

World Pneumonia Day 2023

World Pneumonia Day 2023

Urgent Need for Increased Global Access to Effective Prevention and Treatment of Pneumonia

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Highlights World Pneumonia Day 2023

On World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Pan African Thoracic Society is a founding member, is highlighting the urgent challenges in pneumonia prevention and treatment globally.

World Lung Day 2023

World Lung Day 2023

World Lung Day 2023

Leave No One Behind: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls for equitable access to prevention and treatment on World Lung Day 2023 25 September 2023 This World Lung Day, September 25, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and its founding member Pan African Thoracic Society, is calling on governments and healthcare providers worldwide to give equitable access to preventative services and treatments for respiratory conditions, and lifesaving pneumonia vaccines for children.

PATS Lung Health Initiative 2023 grant

World Lung Day is marked on 25 September each year to raise awareness and advocate for improved care for respiratory diseases globally. PATS, alongside other members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), encourages hosting local advocacy events on this day. In 2022, PATS successfully launched the PATS Lung health Initiative (PALI) to raise awareness and advocate for improved lung health in Africa. PALI is an annual award designed to support World Lung Day advocacy programs that promote lung health in Africa.

PATS and ReSoK 2023 Congress Update

The 3rd Biennial Pan African Thoracic Society Conference was held in collaboration with the Respiratory Society of Kenya from 07 - 10 June 2023 in Mombasa, Kenya. The conference was a great success with over 100 delegates from different parts of Africa and beyond. The theme of the conference was "The African Environment and Lung Health" which aimed to explore the relationship between the African environments effect of physical elements such as air pollution and climate change, and also social factors like poverty, overcrowding, and displacement on lung health in the African context. 

 

PATS Lung Health Initiative 2022 report

World Lung Day is marked on 25 September each year to raise awareness and advocate for improved care for respiratory diseases globally. PATS, alongside other members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), encourages hosting local advocacy events on this day. In this regard, PATS runs the program, PATS Lung health Initiative (PALI), with support from the European Respiratory Society, to raise awareness and advocate for improved lung health in Africa. PALI is an annual award designed to support World Lung Day advocacy programs that promote lung health in Africa that was successfully launched in 2022. This award is provided in partnership with the European Respiratory Society (ERS).