Public Initiatives That Affect Lung Health

Broader health benefits for people suffering from respiratory health challenges. Sounds good, right?

It may be a dream not yet attained, but that’s not for lack of trying. At the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Presidential Summit last June, President Professor Guy Joos spoke with Ricardo Baptiste Leite, Member of Parliament in Portugal, and Jan De Maeseneer, the Director of the International Centre for Primary Health Care in Ghent, Belgium, about public respiratory health initiatives and the need to break the barrier between public health and the rest of the health care system. Public health is defined as the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Watch the video below.