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Breaking News: Asthma Time Trends

First publication on asthma prevalence from the GAN Phase I published with open access in The Lancet. These new global asthma time trends provide important data for the scope and direction of asthma strategy. Read more

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2nd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

7 September is the 2nd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies founded by Global Youth for Clean Air and Climate Health
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EAACI-GARD Joint Symposium

EAACI and GARD held a Joint Symposium on July 12th on Chronic Respiratory Diseases in COVID-19 Era.
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World Asthma Day 2021

Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions

This year's World Asthma Day theme is "Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions". The theme provides a call to action to address common widely held myths and misconceptions concerning asthma that prevent persons with asthma from enjoying optimal benefit from the major advances in the management of this condition.

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Latest Lung Health Paper published in The Lancet

Jamilah Meghji with other authors including some GAN Steering Group members have published a new paper on Lung Health in LMICs.
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First GAN Surveillance paper published

The first paper from the GAN Phase I surveillance has now been published.
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Latest GAN Newsletter available

The December 2020 GAN Newsletter is now available on the website. Included in the newsletter are articles on GAN Phase I update, New GAN publications, Congratulations to GAN members and new GAN Steering Group members, Global Asthma Report update, GAN Centres update and GAN & GAR website usage view newsletter

Global Asthma Management Guidelines

The Global Asthma Network has updated known Asthma Management Guidelines used around the world, through its most recent survey conducted in 2019/20. These guidelines are now available for download... Read more

The Inaugural UN International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The 7th of September marked the inaugural UN International Day of Clean Air for blue skies , a day to call upon governments, corporations, civil society and individuals to take action to reduce air pollution to protect human health. Read more

Global Asthma Reports making an impact

Global Asthma Reports are very popular. Between them the Global Asthma Reports have had a total of 201,402 downloads to date! Since first published, the downloads have been as follows:
The Global Asthma Report 2011 34,823
The Global Asthma Report 2014 93,548
The Global Asthma Report 2018 73,031

Union statement on World Health Organization funding

Professor Guy Marks, president of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Global Asthma Steering Group member, has been quoted in the AFP urging USA President Donald Trump to reverse his "reckless decision". He said withdrawing funding would have consequences far beyond COVID-19 that could prove "catastrophic for WHO's other disease control programmes around the world". read more

Full Union Statement

COVID-19, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases

Latest COVID-19 Information

The World Health Organization’s Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases has created this information site https://gard-breathefreely.org/covid19/ which is kept up to date.

What People With Asthma Need to Know

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has created a comprehensive page of coronavirus information for asthma patients which can be found here

GINA COVID-19 FAQs

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has created a page of frequently asked questions regarding asthma management and COVID-19 which can be found here.

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COVID-19, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases

Advice for People With Asthma

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has created a comprehensive page of coronavirus information for asthma patients which can be found here

Latest COVID-19 Information

The World Health Organization’s Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases has created this information site covid 19 Dashboard which is kept up to date.

GINA COVID-19 FAQs

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has created a page of frequently asked questions regarding asthma management and COVID-19 which can be found here,
and an updated guidance slideset (updated 26/4/2021) here

Global Asthma Report 2018

The Global Asthma Report 2018 was officially launched at the 12th GARD Annual Meeting in Helsinki on 31 August 2018 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org
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Funding and development partners

The Global Asthma Network received major funding from The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) from 2012-2015. It is also generously supported by funding from the following organisations:

Global Asthma and Allergy Patient Platform
Australia
Asthma Australia
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
France
Aix Marseille University
Georgia
Center of Allergy & Immunology, Tbilisi
Latvia
Riga Stradins University
New Zealand
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust
Boehringer Ingelheim
University of Auckland
AstraZeneca
Spain
University of Murcia
Valencia University
Sultanate of Oman
The Oman Respiratory Society
United Kingdom
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
St Georges University of London
UK Medical Research Council

Funders of GAN Phase I Centres

Individual centres involved in GAN Phase I data collection were funded by the following organisations:

Brazil, Uruguaiana
Funded by Dr Marilyn Urrutia Pereira
Cameroon, Yaounde
Funded by Elvis Ndikum (95%) and from family, friends (5%)
Costa Rica
Partially funded by an unrestricted grant from Astra Zeneca for logistic purposes
India; Bikaner, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kottayam, Lucknow, Mysuru, New Delhi
GAN Phase I was undertaken by Asthma Bhawan in India which was supported by Cipla foundation.
Iran, Karaj
Alborz University of medical Sciences
Kosovo, Gjakova
Municipality of Gjakova and the Directorate for Health and Education
Mexico, Puerto Vallarta
Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara
New Zealand, Auckland
Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust
Nicaragua. Managua
Partially funded by an unrestricted grant from Astra Zeneca for logistic purposes
Nigeria, Ibadan
funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (IMPALA, grant reference 16/136/35) using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research
Poland, Katowice
Funded by the Medical University of Silesia
South Africa, Cape Town
SA Medical Research Council, Allergy Society of South Africa
Spain, Salamanca
Gerencia Regional de Salud. Junta de Castilla y León. España.
Sociedad Española de Inmunología Clínica, Alergología y Asma Pediátrica. (SEICAP)
Sri Lanka; Anuradhapura, Peradeniya
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Syria; Damascus, Lattakia
Damascus: Syrian Private University
Lattakia: Lattakia Medical National Syndicate