Working Groups

African Paediatric Lung Function

An African Infant and Preschool Lung Function Working Group has recently been established by several healthcare practitioners

Social Sciences

We recognise that lung health:

  • Is about wellbeing not just the absence of disease or infirmity
  • Is about respect, freedom from discrimination, safety, and hazards

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Working Group was recently been established by of the Pan Africa Thoracic Society, as part of its efforts to promote the institution of adequate and optimal pulmonary rehabilitation services for the millions of deserving patients across Africa. 


The PATS Spirometry Working Group was founded in 2016 with the aim of creating African specific spirometry training materials and support for the facilitation of spirometry courses across Africa.