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Wructive Pulmonary Disease Dayorld Chronic Obst

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World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

Quick Facts
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is held on the second or third Wednesday of November each year.

Name
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 2012
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day does not occur in 2012

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is a global effort to boost people’s understanding of COPD and advocate for better care for patients. It is annually held the second or third Wednesday of November.
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day gives many health care workers the chance to educate others about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ©iStockphoto.com/LajosRepasi

What do people do?
Various health care organizations, educators, government agencies, and patient groups worldwide work together to promote World COPD Day on the second or third Wednesday of November each year. Activities include:
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Educational evenings for COPD patients and the general public. COPD Care Days involving scheduled appointments and counseling sessions. Openings for COPD education or health clinics. Free pulmonary function tests. Outpatient education sessions on quitting smoking. Talk show radio programs on dealing with COPD. Bus tours that local physicians organize to bring COPD education and management in remote areas.

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the United Nations’ (UN) directing and coordinating authority for health, to promote World COPD Day.

Public life
The World COPD Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

and exposure to occupational dusts and chemicals. black vertical line marks a fine separation between the image and the text. in front of a globe. WHO predicts that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.timeanddate. with arms stretched out and the figure’s lungs highlighted. The first World COPD Day was held in 2002.About 210 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). indoor and outdoor air pollution. It features a figure of a person. Each year organizers in more than 50 countries worldwide participate in the day. The inside of the globe is blue and marked by grids and the globe’s outer part is highlighted in red. http://www. according to the 2007 WHO estimates. Key risk factors for COPD are tobacco smoking. Symbols The World COPD Day logo is featured in promotional material for the event. The words “World COPD Day” are written on the right side of the image of the figure and globe.com/holidays/un/world-copd-day . A straight.

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