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Lung diseases

Lung diseases are one of the world’s biggest health concerns, causing about one sixth of all deaths worldwide.

The impact of lung diseases remains as large today as it was at the turn of the century and is likely to remain so for several decades. 

Lung diseases cause disability and premature death. They have a huge cost related to primary care, hospital care and treatments, as well as the loss of productivity of those who cannot work and people who die early because of their condition.