European Respiratory Society (ERS), Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS)
13 April, 2023 | Online
Chairs: Ms Emanuela Zannin (Milan, Italy); Prof. Kodwani Kawaza (Malawi)
Speakers: Dr Daniele Trevisanuto (Padova, Italy); Dr Matthew Blennow (Sweden); Dr Radhika Singh (Durban, South Africa)
Fees: Free for ERS members and non-members
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Approximately 46% of the 5.2 million annual under-5 deaths derive from neonatal conditions commonly associated with hypoxaemia or acute respiratory distress. It has been estimated that 98% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Effective implementation of non-invasive respiratory support at all levels of healthcare could significantly reduce neonatal mortality.
Several factors limit the widespread and effective implementation of non-invasive respiratory support in LMICs, including inadequate infrastructure, lack of proper instrumentation, shortage of skilled staff, costly disposables and difficulties in the supply of consumables and spare parts. Therefore, it is crucial to increase the awareness about the importance of improving neonatal respiratory management in LMICs, to provide educational opportunities to healthcare workers in LMICs, and to identify the most cost-effective respiratory management interventions that may be affordable and sustainable in LMICs.
The audience will learn about:
Participants will discuss the current status with inhalers and use in paediatrics. They will also learn about the implications the EU regulation on F-gases will have on access to inhalers and implications for treatment of respiratory diseases.
This webinar is organised directly by the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS). For any questions including registration, technical and log in details, please contact PATS directly here.