A new movement to transform respiratory outcomes in the post-pandemic world

About the International Respiratory Coalition (IRC)

Who we are, what we aim to do, and why the Coalition began


The IRC aims to support a reduction in deaths from respiratory diseases by a third, by 2030

Recent activities

Access the latest information/resources from recent IRC activities

A call to action on World Lung Day 2023

To mark World Lung Day, IRC Chair Prof. Guy Joos reflects on what must be done to ensure access to prevention and treatment for all in order to Lift The Burden of respiratory disease.

IRC Manifesto

The IRC’s Manifesto was launched at the second IRC Summit in Lisbon, Portugal on 26-27 June. The document sets out the aims and objectives of the Coalition and, using the latest data, explains a clear need to tackle respiratory disease.

Follow us on Linkedin

The official IRC Linkedin page is now active. Follow us to stay up to date on all the latest from the IRC – plus, get involved in the conversation.

Watch the IRC launch video

This initiative is made possible with the contributions of the partner organisations who all support the IRC’s goals: Expertise and time were provided by the European Respiratory Society, European Lung Foundation and Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform; funding, expertise and time were contributed by AstraZeneca, Chiesi Group, GSK, Moderna, Amgen, Sanofi and Regeneron; additional funding was provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.