Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, often underdiagnosed, and debilitating disease. It is fourth leading cause of death worldwide and is estimated to be the third leading cause by 20202, and yet, there is still a lack of awareness and a social stigma associated with the disease.
Philips is committed to sustaining the education and moral support of patients, families and care givers impacted by COPD. Recently Philips joined forces with the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to support World COPD Day.
This year, Philips joined forces with with Russell Winwood and his physician to help educate, engage and empower COPD patients and their caregivers. Russell Winwood, a COPD patient and advocate, shares his personal journey with other COPD patients to inspire them to live their lives to the fullest.