Global Asthma Network Logo Global Asthma Network Global Asthma Network Logo

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.

Read more

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

Global Asthma Reports making an impact

Global Asthma Reports are very popular. Between them the Global Asthma Reports have had a total of 182,097 downloads to date! Since first published, the downloads have been as follows:
The Global Asthma Report 2011 33,900
The Global Asthma Report 2014 93,229
The Global Asthma Report 2018 54,968

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.

Read more | View photos

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.

Read more | Download pdf

Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network’s Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014

The latest GAN publication 'Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network’s Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014 ', has just been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read more

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 the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 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
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 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
Syrian Private University