Collective Association Right to Breath

The Collective Association « Right to Breathe” includes 26 associations of patients, users and health professionals. These organizations are fighting against respiratory diseases.

Our mobilization began in 2021 with the completion of a national survey used to assess the perception of respiratory health of the French population. Lack of awareness of symptoms and downplaying of risks: the findings are clear, the population is ill-prepared to address the challenges of respiratory diseases

Building on these insights, our collective launched a citizen consultation platform in 2021 to gather proposals to address respiratory health challenges, in view of the 2022 presidential election. These proposals were presented at the First States-General of Respiratory Health on December 8, 2021, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic.

With at least 10 million French people affected by chronic respiratory diseases, some severely, our association aims to gather all stakeholders in the field to collectively implement a comprehensive national plan for respiratory and environmental health.

We know that these diseases often begin in early life and are multifactorial, including environmental factors. In a context of climate disruption, combined with issues related to pollution, as well as emerging or recurring infectious respiratory diseases, urgent collective action is needed!

The association is affiliated with the International Respiratory Coalition, which promotes lung health and improved pulmonary care. It aims to provide tools for each affiliated national coalition to implement a national respiratory health strategy based on best practices.​

Our missions :


Bring together and mobilize all stakeholders committed to respiratory health


Raise awareness among policymakers and undertake advocacy actions on respiratory health issues to implement ambitious and concrete measures to better prevent, diagnose, and support affected patients


Organize an annual symposium dedicated to the States-General of Respiratory Health.