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 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 >>