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Kosovo World Asthma Day

7 May 2019

Seventh International Conference "World Asthma Day", Prishtina 2019

The VII International Conference WAD-Prishtina 2019, was held on 07.05.2019 in Pristina, Kosovo.

This conference was organized by KIAAA (Kosovo Immunology Asthma and Allergy Association), in cooperation with the Pristina University "Hasan Prishtina", as well as the Municipality of Prishtina.

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World Asthma Day

7 May 2019

Asthma kills as many people as malaria: asthma medicines must reach everyone

World Asthma Day is marked on 7 May, and internationally, medical professionals and researchers are taking the opportunity to draw attention to this too common chronic disease.

Every day about 1,150 people die – largely avoidably - due to asthma (malaria kills about 1,175 people per day). Yet with correct diagnosis and treatment, many deaths from asthma can be prevented.

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Calling time on asthma deaths in tropical regions—how much longer must people wait for essential medicines?

'Calling time on asthma deaths in tropical regions—how much longer must people wait for essential medicines?', written by the GAN Steering Group has just been published in theLancet Respiratory Medicine. Read more

Global Asthma Network signatory to Political Declaration on noncommunicable diseases

The Global Asthma Network is a signatory to the Political Declaration on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) organised by the NCD Alliance on 27 September 2018 . Read more

Asthma included in WHO’s Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative

Asthma has been included in WHO’s Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative launched on 8 Dec 2018 in Davos. Read more

Global Asthma Report 2018 presented at UN NCD meeting

The Global Asthma Report 2018 was presented by Professor Innes Asher in New York in the week of the third United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs. The presentation was made at the NCD Alliance Civil Society Advocacy BriefingRead more

Global Asthma Report 2018 Launched

The Global Asthma Report 2018, a cutting edge State-of-the-Art report with contributions from 53 experts around the globe, was officially launched at the 12th GARD Annual Meeting in Helsinki on 31 August 2018 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org. Read more

UK research for African lung health partnered with GAN

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has recently received two prestigious grants: MRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for Lung Health in Africa across the Life Course led by Dr Kevin Mortimer and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa led by Professor Bertie Squire.Read more

Global Burden of Disease

The latest estimates from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study estimate that there were 3.6 million deaths from the two most common chronic respiratory diseases in 2015.Read more

GAN publication

Global Asthma Network survey suggests more national asthma strategies could reduce burden of asthma.Read more

Global Impact of Respiratory Disease

The second edition of the Global Impact of Respiratory Disease was recently published by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, with a foreword from Nikolai Khaltaev.Read more

World Asthma Day 2017

Asthma is one of the major noncommunicable diseases, and is an important cause of chronic suffering, disability and preventable deaths in the world. Read more

GAN Indian Investigators Meeting

On Sunday 26 March 2017 investigators from all 9 of the Indian GAN centres met at Asthma Bhawan, Jaipur.Read more

Prof Innes Asher appointed to WHO Expert Panel on NCDs

We are delighted to announce that Prof Innes Asher has been appointed to the WHO Expert Panel on NCDs, as an expert in chronic respiratory diseases.Read more

  • World Asthma Day 2019

    Asthma kills as many people as malaria: asthma medicines must reach everyone

    World Asthma Day is marked on 7 May, and internationally, medical professionals and researchers are taking the opportunity to draw attention to this too common chronic disease.

    Every day about 1,150 people die – largely avoidably - due to asthma (malaria kills about 1,175 people per day). Yet with correct diagnosis and treatment, many deaths from asthma can be prevented.

    Read more | Download pdf

  • 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
    Download the report

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 Foundation of New Zealand
Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust
Boehringer Ingelheim
University of Auckland
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:

Kosovo, Gjakova
Municipality of Gjakova and the Directorate for Health and Education
Mexico, Puerto Vallarta
Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara
Nigeria, Ibadan
Funded by Professor Adegoke Falade
South Africa, Cape Town
SA Medical Research Council, Allergy Society of South Africa
Syria, Damascus
Syrian Private University