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. 

    COMING SOON. The toolkit will be released in early September. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive it as soon as it is available. 

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    World Lung Day Pledge Campaign

    This year we will be sharing the World Lung Day pledge campaign again. Please download these pledges and share.

    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 

    Grants available for Online World Lung Day Events

    European Respiratory Society (ERS), a FIRS founding partner and the European Lung Foundation (ELF), have grants available to support Healthy Lungs for Life events for World Lung Day.

    Grants are available for online events, which can be held throughout September to link with World Lung Day on 25 September.

    Events could include, fundraising challenges, online information campaigns, online public talks or training events.

    You have until 14 August 2020 to apply for grants of either €500 or €1,000, depending on the type of event you are holding. Find out more about the World Lung Day grants here.

    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

    Send your World Lung Day plans in to be included. 

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