Dear colleague 

 
We are delighted to offer you a new desktop helper on Improving care for women with COPD: guidance for primary care.  Written by two IPCRG family physician colleagues, Drs Ioanna Tsiligianni, and Miguel Roman Rodriguez, and reviewed by a number of colleagues from a range of countries, it summarises the differences between the profile of men and women with COPD, what to look for, and how to treat.  It features women in low, middle and high income countries, and their potential exposures to tobacco and other occupational and non-occupational causes. 

We are very grateful to the team who produced such a succinct and practical overview and to Novartis Pharma AG that funded the literature review, typesetting, printing and associated costs.
With my very best wishes
Jaime Correia de Sousa
President 
IPCRG