Siza i Afrika iphefumule: Help Africa Breathe
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PATS was formed to create a representative African respiratory society for the continent and to address the high burden of respiratory illnesses in Africa.
ATS Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Herve Lawin, MD, of the University of Abomey in the Republic of Benin, Africa, to support his research investigating the effects of biomass fuel use in rural and urban homes on respiratory symptoms and lung function.
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.
Drs Alphonsus Isara (pictured centre below) and Adesuwa Aigbokhaode have had a manuscript accepted by the South African Respiratory Journal entitled "Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Risk in Patients attending Medical Outpatient Clinics in University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria". Their paper was also referred to in the editorial.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ERS and PATS in Feb 2015 to foster ties and strengthen PATS
Professor Heather Zar (PATS President) and Dr Jo Aluoch are pictured with Fernando Martin (Executive Director) and Joergen Vestbo (incoming President)
Amsterdam, September 28, 2015 – The UN Member States have adopted the post 2015 development agenda during their 70th UN General Assembly meeting in New Work on 25-27 September 2015.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent. While pursuing their chosen post-graduate degree, each Scholar benefits from access to leadership development programmes, rooted in the principles underpinning the Foundation.
We are happy to report that Andre Bulabula started a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology programme at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in February 2014.
We wish him success and hope to see him back at PATS MECOR later on this year.
Healthy Lungs for Life is one of the largest ever lung health campaigns, raising awareness of the importance of healthy lungs to healthcare professionals, scientists, primary care, patients, policy makers and the public through a full range of events, projects and promotional activities.
In 2014, the theme is "Breathe clean air".
Get involved and hold a World Spirometry Day 2014 event as part of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign
Global Progress Slowing Down Against Tuberculosis: 1 in 3 People with TB Go Without Diagnosis, Treatment
Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, March 24, 2015 – The global TB prevalence rate, defined as the number of individuals living with TB disease per every 100,000 people, is decreasing more slowly now than at any time since the year 2000, according to data reported annually by the World Health Organization (WHO).