Associate Professor Le Thi Tuyet Lan is Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City Respiratory Society, Head of Respiratory Care Center and Head of Functional Explorations Department in the Hospital of Medical and Pharmacy University, as well as the main lecturer in the Medical Department, Ho Chi Minh Medical and Pharmacy University. With three state-level level and 20 grassroots-level research projects and more than 60 published scientific articles, A/Prof Lan has made great contributions to improving care in Vietnam. Her studies focus mainly on age and occupational characteristics such as rubber workers and battery workers. She has elevated public awareness of respiratory diseases by giving popular scientific articles, speeches on television programmess and holding around 140 meetings for asthma and COPD patients. She has organised 30 management units on asthma and COPD for 26 provinces and 15 for Ho Chi Minh city, which has been a great step forward in the management programme of asthma and COPD in Vietnam.