n South African Medical Journal - Alarming rate of COPD in SA : izindaba

Volume 106, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Urgent research is needed to understand the massive potential burden of non-tobacco-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Cape Town and South Africa (SA), both of which have among the world's worst COPD burdens, Prof. Richard van Zyl, Associate Professor and Head of the Lung Clinical Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, said last month.

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