IARC joins hands with FIRS to celebrate #WorldLungDay 25th September 2022.

IARC joins hands with FIRS to celebrate #WorldLungDay 25th September 2022.

This World Lung Day and every day, we are proud to work together with the Forum of International Respiratory Societies - FIRS and other respiratory societies around the globe to raise awareness for lung health.

The #COVID pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in lung health, so the theme this year is #LungHealthforAll


If you have plans for celebrating WLD, please share them with IARC so we can amplify the message of lung health for all.

This year we will look at what we can do to close those inequalities, focussing on:

  • The global burden of the major respiratory diseases and the impact of COVID, with a focus on lower and middle income countries
  • The importance of early detection and screening
  • Reducing inequalities in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic lung conditions

In the lead-up to WLD we will share updates on:

  • #WorldLungDay messages in multiple languages (IARC Members can create messages in different languages, video clips in local languages, and other activities)
  • FIRS/WHO webinar launch
  • ELF/FIRS Healthy Lungs for Life events
  • Lung health fact sheet
  • Press release, IARC members in collaboration with their hospital or department can do a press release in local news papers. 
  • World Lung Day themes editorials

Email your ideas: to gs@iarc.in , the best ideas will be rewarded, stay tuned for more updates.

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In pursuit of this mission, our primary goals include:

  1. Foster the practice of Respiratory Therapy of high caliber, with compassion for the relief of suffering of those with a variety of respiratory ailments, within and outside the intensive care units.

  2. Promoting high quality formal training in institutions that have the necessary infrastructure.

  3. Facilitate continuing education by holding conferences, meetings, workshops etc. to hone the skills of the practicing Respiratory Therapists.

  4. Engage in advocacy for the promotion of the field of respiratory therapy within the medical fraternity, with the various governmental/statutory bodies and the public.

  5. Unite and enlist respiratory therapists of India as members of the association and solicit their support to achieve the objectives of the association.