16th of November 2011 was World COPD Day. On this occasion, the European COPD Coalition called upon Members of the European Parliament, European Commission and EU Member States’ leaders to commit to legislation in order to strengthen preventive measures, early detection initiatives, further clinical research, best treatment options and psycho-social care for COPD patients. We need an EU framework to adequately address COPD. Without proper measures, the EU will not be able to reach its Europe 2020 goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
See also our page dedicated to World COPD Day.
Our press release: Press Release WCD 10 Nov 11