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Int’l Conference on Lung Health concludes calling for improving lung health

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Int’l Conference on Lung Health concludes calling for improving lung health

The 6th International Conference on Lung Health titled ‘PULMOCON 2019’ concluded here, with a call for taking effective steps for improving lung health.

Organized by Bangladesh Lung Foundation (BLF) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, about 1300 physicians from 18 countries, including Bangladesh, attended it.

A good number of workshops and scientific sessions were held during the three-day event, which concluded recently.

Prof. Md. Ali Hossain, president of BLF, BLF general secretary Dr. Asif Mujtaba Mahmud, BLF Founding Member Prof. Md. Ruhul Amin, Congress Chair of PULMOCON Prof. Md. Rashidul Hassan, among others, were present on the occasion.

Terming respiratory diseases as the leading causes of health burden in Bangladesh, health experts said about 68,462 or 8.69% of the total deaths are caused by lung disease in Bangladesh annually.

“Annually Asthma alone affects 70 lakh people, the incidence of tuberculosis in Bangladesh is 221 per 100,000 population and 70,000 Bangladeshis die from tuberculosis”.

Citing a study of BLF, they said in Bangladesh a good number of working-age groups are suffering from different respiratory diseases like asthma, COPD, TB and lung malignancies.

Terming air pollution, climate change and tobacco smoking for posing threat to lung health, they called for taking up a pragmatic action plan to face the challenge of rising mortality and morbidity due to respiratory diseases.

BLF sources said the conference provided a common platform for doctors from home and abroad to exchange their research findings and clinical experiences with the goal of finding ways to treat the diseases more effectively.

 

 

 

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