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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 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

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
Asthma Australia
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Aix Marseille University
Center of Allergy & Immunology, Tbilisi
Riga Stradins University
New Zealand
The Asthma Foundation of New Zealand
Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust
Boehringer Ingelheim
University of Auckland
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