ERS Summit on bridging the health divide in Europe
The aim of the summit was to follow on from goals set out in the Tallinn charter. The event allowed healthcare stakeholders to exchange experiences on the best ways to deal with health inequalities. The gap in healthcare is particularly prominent for respiratory diseases. Social inequality causes a higher proportion of deaths in respiratory disease than in any other diseases. It is associated with social inequalities in all age-groups, particularly in children and prevention of respiratory infections could make a major contribution to reducing health inequalities.