Apheis (Air Pollution and Health: A European Information System)
released the latest findings in its ongoing assessment of the
impact of particulate air pollution on health in 26 cities in 12
ASH Ireland is focused on reducing the impact of tobacco use in
Irish society. Just under 7,000 Irish citizens die each year from
the effects of tobacco related disease - and ASH Ireland is
determined to reduce this staggering statistic.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971
by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public
health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by
tobacco. We do not attack smokers or condemn smoking.
The Asthma Society of Ireland has a clearly defined role in
providing support services for people living with asthma. With over
470,000 people living with asthma in this country alone, we
actively engage with the general public, healthcare professionals,
the government, third party organisations and other stakeholders to
keep asthma high on the agenda.
The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905,
when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to
improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their
experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an
international society with more than 15,000 members.
health and children
The Department of Health and Children's statutory role is to
support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies
for the health services.
Dublin Institute of Technology is distinguished by the
commitment of my colleagues to bringing their creativity and
experience, expertise and scholarship to all our fields of
Combing efforts for tobacco control in Europe - ENSP's mission
is to develop a strategy for
co-ordinated action among organisations active in tobacco control
in Europe by sharing
information and experience and through co-ordinated and joint
ERS seeks to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and
promote lung health through research, sharing of knowledge and
through medical and public education.
Global tobacco control
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health
is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and
The Health Research Board is the lead agency in Ireland
supporting and funding health research. It manages a number
of health information systems and carries out health research in
several nominated areas.
For a life without tobacco
The mission of the Irish Cancer Society (Charity number
CHY5863), the national cancer care charity, is to play a vital role
in achieving world-class cancer services in Ireland, to ensure
fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes. Our
goals are focused around prevention, early detection and fighting
cancer with three programme areas to achieve them; advocacy, cancer
services and research.
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting
stroke and heart disease, funded up to 90 per cent by public and
Irish Thoracic Society
The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is the official society for the
broad spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in the care of
people with chronic or acute respiratory disease in Ireland.
Membership of the Society is drawn from respiratory physicians,
internal medicine physicians, paediatricians, thoracic surgeons,
general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists,
pharmacists, dieticians, pulmonary function and respiratory
technicians, scientists and other healthcare providers who
specialise or have an interest in respiratory disease and care
throughout Ireland - North and South.
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and
Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise,
solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and
In November 1999, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and
Children published "A National Anti-Smoking Strategy - A Report on
Health and Smoking" which recommended that a national anti-tobacco
strategy be adopted in Ireland.
In response the Tobacco Free Policy Review Group was set up to
carry out a fundamental review of health and tobacco and make
recommendations to the Minister for Health and Children.
The mission of the Society is to stimulate the generation of new
knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations - from
molecular to societal.
The hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health
treatment, care and diagnose as well as health promotion and
preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and
national levels. Its service remits ranges in complexity from
secondary to tertiary level.
Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of
scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great
universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where
independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and
students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve
their full potential.
The tcrc works in partnership with national medical associations
across Europe, supporting them in their efforts to educate their
members, help patients and inform public policy with respect to
tobacco. It also acts a resource for individual doctors who are
interested or involved in tobacco control.
UCC is one of the leading research institutions in the State and
its research income is consistently one of the highest in the
country. The university offers a research-led curriculum that
attracts the highest calibre of students. The university has over
120 degree and professional programmes given through some 60
The University is committed to maintaining a high level of
research activity, to commercialising intellectual property
arising from its research programmes, and to further developing its
collaborative links with industry and commerce, and with
educational and research institutions internationally.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing
leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research
agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based
policy options, providing technical support to countries and
monitoring and assessing health trends.