The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with healthcare professionals and public health officials around the world to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease. More than 120 events took place on World COPD Day 2010 in 38 countries around the world! GOLD was launched in 1997 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA and the World Health Organization.
- Location: Worldwide
- Primary Emphasis: Through the development of evidence-based guidelines for COPD management, and events such as the annual celebration of World COPD Day, GOLD is working to improve the lives of people with COPD in every corner of the globe.
- Link to website: http://www.goldcopd.org/
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