World Lung Day: 25 September 2020

    World Lung Day (WLD), 25 September, is a day for lung health advocacy and action, an opportunity for us all to unite and promote better lung health globally.

    If you haven't joined yet, sign up as a World Lung Day partner by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., all our partners are included on our partners page

    World Lung Day Toolkit

    The theme for World Lung Day 2020 is respiratory infections. 

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    Respiratory Infections and Pledge Campaign

    We have a variety of graphics for you to share on and around World Lung Day. 

    There are 12 graphics related to the theme this year, which is respiratory infections. Click on the graphic to save, please use #WorldLungDay in all your social media activity. 

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    World Lung Day Pledge Campaign

    In addition, we are also asking you to share your World Lung Day pledges. 

    There are six pledges below, sized for Facebook/Twitter and Instagram and they have all been translated into 12 languages. 

    You could also take a photograph of yourself doing something for World Lung Day and share this on social media or create your own pledge using this blank version sized for Facebook/Twitter or Instagram

    Don't forget to include #WorldLungDay in your posts. 

    If you would like a bespoke World Lung Day pledge designing email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    World Lung Day Events

    Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many World Lung Day events will be virtual this year, here are some ideas for virtual events:

    • Virtual press conference
    • Hold a webinar to talk about lung health/respiratory infections
    • Hold a zoom call
    • Run a Facebook live session 

    World Lung Day Partner Plans 

    • The Philippine College of Chest Physicians is commemorating National Lung Month during the whole month August 2020 with the theme “Facing the Challenges of a New Normal”. The advocacy activity will culminate on September 25, 2020 in time for the World Lung Day celebration. They have lots of activities planned, find out more here. They have also produced a fantastic lung health video, watch it here
    • Aspergillosis Trust will be using the day to raise awareness. Aspergillosis is a rare disease and getting a correct diagnosis can take time, view graphic
    • Jamaica Lung Support will host a free online education and support session. Their area of focus will be idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis and management, see flyer
    • Asociación Argentina de Alergia al Látex will be holding a session on respiratory infection on World Lung Day, view flyer
    • Lung Foundation of India are holding a webinar on the importance of breathing clear air and causes of air pollution.
    • The Latin Society of Pulmonary Hypertension will organise a webinar on World Lung Day. They are also planning an awareness campaign for Latin America where ALL organizations that work for lung diseases will be able to promote their World Lung Day activities and publications.
    • Bangladesh Lung Foundation will hold many activities such as a radio and TV talk on lung health, online quiz competition for health professionals, online CME on COVID radiology, special poster publication on World Lung Day to create awareness and online round table discussion on lung health.
    • Portuguese Pulmonology Society will be creating digital assets including a stop smoking video.
    • Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc is holding a Zoom on 25 September, prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections, view the flyer here
    • Healthy Lungs Nepal is holding a social media art and video competition with the theme of air quality, stop smoking and respiratory health during COVID19. They will also hold a spirometry and awareness event in COPD in a rural municipality of Western Nepal. 
    • Air4Health Bulgaria have invited over 200 pulmonologists in Bulgaria to participate in their day, view flyer. They will also be organising a press-conference on World Lung Day, and have an associated measurement of lung-function for people who have recuperated from COVID19.
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore) has created a lung health awareness video for World Lung Day, watch it here
    • Fundaler will be hosting a live Instagram session on World Lung Day.
    • Indian Academy of Respiratory Care is organising a three-day webinar series in collaboration with various leading institutions in India, view webinar graphic.
    • Fundación Neumológica Colombiana will bring together hundreds of people with lung conditions around the world to promote the importance of physical activity for lung diseases, view graphic.
    • World Lung Foundation of India will be taking part in the World Lung Day Pledge campaign and also conduct a lung health survey, view flyer.
    • Terme di Cervia is organising outdoor exercises to learn how to breathe correctly and improve pulmonary capacity and availability of the medical director and pneumologist Alessandro Zanasi for consultations - inhalation treatments.
    • Pulmonary Hypertension Association will have a virtual town hall "Understanding the PH Drug Pipeline" planned. Pulmonologist Anna Hemnes will share insight on the available pulmonary arterial hypertension therapies and new treatments in the drug development pipeline. Find out more information on the event.
    • Czech Pneumological and Phthisiological Society and Czech Civic Association Against Lung Diseases have issued a press release for World Lung Day.
    • TB Alliance has released a full toolkit for World Lung Day.
    • The Asthma Society of Ireland are releasing their new new Clean Air video which features the voices of children who competed in our #OwnOurAir competition, watch now.
    • PRONATERC has a range of activities planned including a virtual exhibition by the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (dance, paintings, music, etc.) to raise awareness of lung health in the population, distribution of ecological bags with messages to demonstrate the damage caused by environmental pollution and a live broadcast on social networks with the President of the Society of Pneumology, authorities of the ISBA (Higher Institute of Fine Arts) and authorities of the Ministry of Public Health to educate the population about lung health. 

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