World Lung Day

25 September 2017

World Lung Day

The Forum of Respiratory Societies (FIRS) recently launched a global charter for lung health, calling for better lung health for all and the creation of a World Lung Day on 25th September.

PATS is a signatory to the global charter. PATS joins FIRS in the call to recognize Sept. 25th as World Lung Day, an annual event dedicated to focusing attention on respiratory diseases as a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal is to secure 100,000 signatures from health care professionals and organizations. We urge you to add your name to the petition at


The 5th Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA) Annual General Conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 2nd to 4th December, 2014.

The purpose of the ARAA is to serve as a professional forum for Research Administrators in Africa for discussions, trainings, analysis, and benchmarking best practices as well as providing solutions to global health research and development challenges. The idea of the ARAA is based on the need for Research Administrators in Africa to organize themselves, share experiences and accumulated knowledge in dealing with the research and administrative challenges. African issues are best and most cost-effectively tackled with solutions from Africa. The development of cost effective, inclusive, and viable initiatives like the ARAA hub will play a significant role in fostering a sustainable research environment in Africa.