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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

World Asthma Day 2020

Asthma and COVID-19

On this World Asthma Day everyone and everything we do is affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Although this pandemic is a threat to us all, this threat is mitigated by global cooperation. The early and ongoing leadership by the World Health Organization has been a very important contributor. Actions within nations have been variable, and there are many examples of excellent leadership with unexpectedly good outcomes. The timing and extent of national actions has been a critical factor in controlling the disease.

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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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Latest GAN Newsletter available

The March 2020 GAN Newsletter is now available on the website. Included in the newsletter are articles on GAN Phase I update, The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2020, GAN Collaborators news, events and photos, GAN Visit to Jaipur, GAN Steering Group meeting in Hyderabad, The Union’s World Conference on Lung Health 2019 GAN Centres update and GAN & GAR website usage view newsletter

GAN Visit to Jaipur, India

GAN Steering Group members Innes Asher and Philippa Ellwood were privileged to visit the Asthma Bhawan in Jaipur hosted by Dr.Virendra Singh “Specialist of Allergy and Asthma”. While there they participated in a Patient education seminar at Rajasthan Hospital and presented at a General practitioners meeting and were very well received. Read more

GAN at The Union’s World Conference on Lung Health

The 2019 World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India was attended by GAN Steering Group members Innes Asher, Karen Bissell, Asma El Sony, Chiang Chen-Yuan, Guy Marks and Kevin Mortimer, where they made a number of contributions to the programme including “Calling time on disability and deaths in children”, “Asthma in African Adults: the Sudan perspective”, “Improving asthma care: the opportunities offered by combined corticosteroid/rapid onset bronchodilator inhalers used as required”, “Asthma: an emerging threat to health across the life course” and more. Read more

COVID-19, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases

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

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.

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%)
Denmark, Copenhagen
Funded by Dr Lene Lochte using her Research Prize from the Grethe Stampe Legat (Grethe Stampe’s Grant) of Danish Society of Allergology administered by Astma-Allergi Danmark (Asthma-Allergy Denmark)
India; Kottayam, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Bikaner, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Pune, Mysuru
GAN Phase I was undertaken by Asthma Bhawan in India which was supported by Cipla foundation.
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
Nigeria, Ibadan
Funded by Professor Adegoke Falade
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 Syndicate