They are the leading killer in the developing world, yet acute respiratory infections (ARIs) draw only a fraction of the resources dedicated to other global health challenges. World Lung Foundation’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas vividly illustrates this group of diseases, and considers, for the first time, that ARIs such as pneumonia, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and related diseases have common drivers and common solutions.
Interactive Maps and DataARIAtlas.org interactive maps allow you to view and customize the data, from creating maps with tailored data ranges to comparing numbers across countries or regions, and have links download and share the data for use in your own work. Most popular maps:
- Total number of deaths from pneumonia among children under five (2008) >
- Total DALYs lost to ARIs per 100,000 (2004) >
- ARI death rate, per 100,000 (2004)
Press roomThe ARIA press room contains press releases, .pdfs of the printed atlas, executive summary sheets and author bios.Visit press room >
- Release: 4 Million Deaths Each Year Caused by Acute Respiratory Infections - New Atlas Details Pandemic>(101k .pdf)
WLF Directions is a policy paper series on current and emerging issues in lung health.
The Neglected Epidemic of Lung Disease In Women and Children