Tonya A. Winders
Tonya A. Winders
Allergy & Asthma Network
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

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

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 >>

Visuals for Patient Charter: 6 Principles

World COPD Patient Charter_Principle 5
World COPD Patient Charter_Principle 6