Healthy Lungs for Life grant funds events in Nigeria and Pakistan
Public lung function testing and professional training events have been held in Nigeria and Pakistan, thanks to grants from the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign.
In Nigeria, a public lung function testing event took place at a busy market in Lagos, Nigeria, to raise awareness among street traders of the importance of clean air. Traders regularly work in high levels of pollution generated from a major expressway running past the market place. 108 people attended the event and 55 lung function tests were completed.
In Pakistan, six spirometry testing camps took place for members of the public alongside a workshop to train young professionals in spirometry techniques. Pakistan ranks among the top 20 most polluted countries in the world, with gas emissions, smoke and soot all contributing to pollution in the country. As such, there is a need to raise awareness of ways to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
Both events were supported with €1,000 grants from the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign. Grants are awarded to event organisers who are aiming to spread the important messages of the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign across the world.
A call for applications for this year’s grants is now open. If you are interested in holding your own Healthy Lungs for Life event, you can apply online before the deadline on 29 February 2020.