- Respiratory chronic diseases Social determinants Community participation Malaria Bioethics Equity and empowerment Patients Tobacco Research and education Healthcare Cardiovascular diseases Health information and technologies Family Medicine Physiotherapy Healthcare delivery Nursing Elderly Cancer Youth Refugees Tropical neglected diseases E-health Healthcare financing Urban health social accountability HIV/AIDS Diabetes Mental health Vaccines New roles and responsibilities of health personnel Prevention and infection control Non-communicable chronic diseases Obesity Occupational medicine Information and communication technology Foreign policy Surgery Sickle cell disease Redesigning health services self-management Conflit and war Tuberculosis Drugs and diagnostics Gender Hepatitis Migration Communicable chronic diseases Public-private partnerships Hypertension Civil society Emergencies Capacity building Environmental and non health sector policies Lifestyle Patient Safety Vulnerable groups Primary health care mHealth GIS Physical activity
Abstract and Sessions by Thematic Tracks (work in progress)
- GHF2006 – PS03 – Most Neglected Diseases on Alternative Approaches to New Drug Development: Two R&D Initiatives
- GHF2006 – PS11 – Public-Private Partnerships: Beneficial or Undermining? on From Basic Research to Drug Delivery: When are PPPS Needed?
- Mako on Children’s Health in Ecologically Polluted Regions: Georgia
- DR: Sohair Abdulla on Adherence to the Diabetics and Hypertensive Treatment Guidelines for Health Workers in Health Facilities: Ibadan, Nigeria
- Hein39 on Affordable Diabetes Care: Cambodia
Posted on 12/01/2012 | No CommentsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death and 13th leading cause of burden of diseases worldwide. Although smoking remains the predominant risk factor, exposure to solid fuel smoke has also been identified as a risk factor for COPD, with rural women in developing countries bearing most of this disease burden.