Patient Charter

GAAPP Tonja WInders

Tonya A. Winders

President & CEO
Allergy & Asthma Network
President
Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform

384 million people worldwide are affected by COPD

The third leading cause of death among heart disease and
stroke. As global patient advocates, we believe it is essential
to raise the level of awareness and understanding among
patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, policymakers
and the public about the impact of COPD and opportunities to
reform patient care. We believe patients should be empowered
to live freely with COPD, without symptoms and exacerbations,
reducing their interaction with hospitals and extending their life
for as long as possible.

Find below the complete Patient Charter

An accompanying manuscript based on the Patient Charter principles has been published in Advances in Therapy.

Patient Charter Translations

Videos introducing COPD Patient Charter

See the Webinar World COPD Day - introducing the COPD Patient Charter.
Live event with panelists Dr. John Hurst/UK, Dr. Mohit Bhutani/CA and Tonya Winders/USA >>

See our new COPD Video highlighting the third leading cause of death globally >>

Visuals for Patient Charter: 6 Principles