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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

  • Global Asthma Report 2014

    The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org
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  • Closing the world data gaps for asthma is a key activity of the Global Asthma Network

    The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Governments should commit to research, intervention, and monitoring to reduce the burden of asthma in the world

    Asthma is a public health priority as it is a chronic respiratory disease affecting 334 million people worldwide

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Countries should monitor asthma hospital admissions in children and adults to identify trends in asthma over time

    Hospital admissions need to be monitored to identify trends in asthma over time and prevent epidemics

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Avoidable asthma deaths are still occurring due to inappropriate management of asthma

    including over-reliance on reliever medication rather than preventer medication

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Health professionals in all countries should regard frequent or severe recurrent wheezing in infancy as part of the spectrum of asthma

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Controlled asthma imposes far less of an economic burden than non-controlled asthma

    The yearly costs of poorly managed asthma are 56 billion in the US alone

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have effective policy action on known, remediable causes of asthma such as parental smoking (for children) and occupational exposures 

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have national strategies and action plans to improve asthma management and reduce costs

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Asthma management guidelines are an essential part of successfully managing asthma and promoting the delivery of quality asthma care

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have a list of essential medicines for asthma including both inhaled corticosteroids and a bronchodilator

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All asthma inhalers procured, distributed, and sold in countries should meet international quality standards

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Guaranteed access to quality-assured essential asthma medicines is vital to improving asthma outcomes

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Low-income countries need appropriately trained health professionals and health services organised to manage asthma

  • Asthma is a serious burden in low- and middle-income countries

    Governments in low- and middle-income countries should make asthma a health priority

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Asthma is an important NCD in all regions of the world, affecting people in non-affluent as well as affluent countries

    Governments should include asthma in all actions from WHO Global Action Plan for NCDs

    www.globalasthmareport.org

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:

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