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President's Message
COPD is a common illness that causes a great deal of suffering worldwide. In developed countries, it is the only major fatal disease of which the death rate is increasing - a disparity all the more striking amid the dramatic decline in deaths from other major illnesses such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders. It has been estimated that a million years of life are lost each year worldwide because of COPD. In Singapore it is likely that more than 60,000 people suffer from it. Yet, unless you or a loved one have symptoms of the disease, you are unlikely to have come across the term "COPD".

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Association (Singapore) was formed in 2004 with a mission of raising awareness among patients, caregivers and the public about the impact of COPD and the various ways to prevent it, detect it and manage it once the disease is established. On behalf of the executive committee of the COPD association (Singapore), I welcome and look forward to your support for the association. If you or a loved one has COPD, I urge you to join us and benefit from the association's educational programme and various support activities.

Objectives of the Association :

  • To provide support and care to COPD patients and their families;
  • To provide health education on COPD and related disorders; and
  • To support medical research on COPD.

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Association (Singapore)
Address: #12-03 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

  President :  Dr Tan Tze Lee
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  Vice President :  Dr Ong Kian Chung
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  Secretary :  Sandeep Kumar
  Treasurer :  Dr Kee Loo
  Assistant Treasurer :  Dr Lorraine Tan
  Committee Members :  Gelaine Chua
    :  Arul Earnest
    :  Josephine Tan
    :  Pratiti
    :  Lee Sok Theng
  Honorary Auditor :  Khu Yoke Fun
    :  Yaw Kam King

The COPD Association is a proud member of the IPCRG. IPCRG

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is a charity registered in Scotland working internationally (SC No: 035056) and a company limited by guarantee (Company number 256268)

The IPCRG is the Respiratory Special Interest Group of WONCA Europe and an Organisation in Collaborative Relations with WONCA Global.

The IPCRG is the primary care representative on WHO-Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) Planning Executive



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