Chronic respiratory diseases in developing countries: the burden and strategies for prevention and management.

@article{AtKhaled2001ChronicRD,
  title={Chronic respiratory diseases in developing countries: the burden and strategies for prevention and management.},
  author={Nadia A{\"i}t-Khaled and Donald A. Enarson and Jean Bousquet},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 10},
  pages={971-9}
}
In developing countries, chronic respiratory diseases represent a challenge to public health because of their frequency, severity, projected trends, and economic impact. Health care planners, for example, are faced with a dramatic increase in tobacco use and must establish priorities for the allocation of limited resources. Nevertheless, smoking prevention and standardized management programmes for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should be implemented in developing countries… CONTINUE READING