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Pulmonary and Allergic Patients Association of Slovenia is a non-governmental humanitarian organisation which connects the patients and the healthy with a common goal: to help and alleviate the life of people with respiratory diseases and allergies. Pulmonary and Allergic Patients Association of Slovenia has been functioning since 1991 and connects the patients with respiratory and allergic diseases, their relatives and health experts throughout Slovenia.

We currently comprise about 3500 members – children, youth and adults from the entire country. There are people with chronic respiratory diseases and allergies, but also healthy individuals. Anyone who supports the goals and the mission of the association is welcome to join. Association is active throughout Slovenia. The work is organized in project groups and regional groups.


Major tasks of the association:

  • Publishing “Zdrav dih za navdih” (Healthy Breath for Inspiration) gazette four times per annum.
  • Issuing various series of publications for the patients: brochures, handbooks, books, ... Premislite” (Think) series includes brochures forboth ill and healthy to warn them about the diseases. “Bolezni” (Diseases) series is based on specific diseases and intended for the patients. “Pomoč za vsak dan” (Help for Everyday) is also intended for the patients and includes instructions to ease the problems that accompany them because of the disease. “Za mlade” (For the Youth) collection includes publications for teachers.
  • Organising schools for patients with COPD, asthma and those on permanent domestic oxygen therapy.
  • Organising breathing training in more than fifteen locations in Slovenia. 
  • Organising campaigns and competitions for the general public to raise awareness about respiratory diseases and allergies.
  • Organising meetings the association members.
  • Maintaining a webpage of the association and an open phone line offering advice.

Cooperation with national and international organisations

The association cooperates with domestic health and state institutions, professional associations and other patients associations. We also connect with related national organizations in other countries. We were and observer in EFA (European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Association: www.efanet.org) 1993 to 1998, when we became a regular member. The cooperation helps us broaden our knowledge and gives us incentives for new goals. We are also members of IAPO (International Alliance of Patients' Organizations: www.patientsorganizations.org), which connects the patients associations and organisations and strives for their rights on international level


Contact information

Association Address:

Društvo pljučnih in alergijskih bolnikov Slovenije
ZD Rudnik, Rakovniška cesta 4
1000 Ljubljana

The President of the Association
is Mr. Mirko Triller.


+386 (0)1 427 44 44


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