FRESH AIR Horizon 2020

The FRESH AIR programme aimed to improve understanding of the prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases and their risk factors, including all types of smoke, and to develop capacity for the implementation of evidence-based interventions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in low-resource settings. 

FRESH AIR stands for Free Respiratory Evaluation and Smoke-exposure reduction by primary Health cAre Integrated gRoups.  In 2015 IPCRG initiated and led the development of a proposal for European Commission Horizon 2020 funding for an innovative FRESH AIR three-year implementation science project in Uganda, Vietnam, Greece and the Kyrgyz Republic. The proposal was awarded funding and, in October 2015, a Consortium of 14 organisations  started working on the project. 

The programme aimed to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable lung diseases in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and other low-resource settings.

All publications resulting from the FRESH AIR Horizon 2020 will be published using Open Access.  


Fresh Air Presentation and Infographic

The infographic shares key results and outcomes from the project. The document can either be printed and distributed or shared online to help all project partners share key findings, outcomes and the next steps.


Healthcare Professional Materials

Ministry of Health, Uganda approved FRESH AIR education materials from WP6 with midwives. These were used, April 2018,  in the intervention in Jinja, Uganda.

The flipchart and posters have now been adopted by the CLEANAir (Africa) project led by the University of Liverpool Global Health Group funded by the UK NIHR. The manual is being used to train all 140,000 community Health care workers in Kenya as part of Universal Health Coverage. CLEANAir (Africa) will also be working in Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania.

See more awareness materials developed in Uganda here.





FRESH AIR Publications