Part 3: Cross-sectional survey of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Cameroon – the BOLD Study (Prof. Bertrand Mbatchou)

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Professor MBatchou is a consultant respiratory physician at Douala General Hospital, Cameroon, and is the Cameroon principal investigator for CLEAN-Air(Africa).

In this presentation, Prof MBatchou describes The Cameroon Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Study, part of a wider important public health initiative that has defined the prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) worldwide.

The BOLD study has helped to document the effect of COPD globally on disability, health care costs, and impaired quality of life and to inform governments and health planners.

The BOLD Study Initiative has developed a set of methods for estimating COPD prevalence and Professor MBatchou describes the cross-sectional results from BOLD Cameroon, considering the implications for future work on prevention through clean cooking.

To hear Prof MBatchou’s presentation please click on the video below.
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Last updated: March 30, 2023

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Presenter: Prof. Bertrand Mbatchou

For more information on the BOLD study please see the publication here

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