International Respiratory Coalition

Transforming post-pandemic care for people with chronic respiratory diseases

The International Respiratory Coalition aims to help governments and healthcare systems recover from COVID-19 by improving respiratory care. We want to improve outcomes for people living with respiratory diseases through national level respiratory strategies and build resilience against future pandemics.

In the coming weeks, the European Respiratory Society, Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform and industry partners will lay out a roadmap for the future of the coalition and opportunities for involvement by the community.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on human health and is revealing gaps in respiratory care that require urgent attention. The European Respiratory Society is excited to be a founding member of the International Respiratory Coalition, working to ensure better respiratory care is central to government and healthcare system recovery plans.” Prof. Marc Humbert, ERS President Elect


Nearly 550 million people globally live with chronic respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis.


Resulting in around 4 million premature deaths each year.

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Membership of the International Respiratory Coalition is open to organisations and individuals within the respiratory community who share the Coalition’s goals. Should you have any queries, please get in touch.

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