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Newsletter September 2018

Dear Global Asthma Network colleagues and friends,

We are delighted to announce the Global Asthma Report 2018, produced by GAN. This Report was launched on August 31st in Helsinki Finland at the Annual Conference of GARD (Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Disease). You can find the pdf on our websites and

The Global Asthma Report 2018 is an 88 page report which is a cutting edge State-of-the-Art document, with contributions from 53 experts around the globe. The Report is an update on the state of asthma globally, including research data on asthma hospital admissions, mortality, prevalence, severity, and burden, risk factors and management. GAN collaborators (EOI and Registered centres) are being sent a printed copy. I have prepared a slide set for the Report, illustrated on the following pages. If you would like the actual slides, please contact me directly We hope you find the Global Asthma Report 2018 informative and useful to share with others.

I will be presenting the Global Asthma Report 2018 in New York in the week of the third United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs, at the NCD Alliance Civil Society Advocacy Briefing, Monday 24 September.

GAN Phase I is going well. Data Sets and Centre Reports continue to arrive to the GAN Global Centre in Auckland and following initial data checks the data is sent on to the respective data centres in London and Spain as soon as possible. On the next page, Philippa has written a short update on the progress of GAN Phase I.

As mentioned in a previous Newsletter, a requirement of the GAN Global Centre is that the Centre Report must be completed on line. This process captures the Centre Report information in a database that enables us to report on methodology in the worldwide papers. The link to the Centre Report on the website is We appreciate your assistance with this. We hope that you are well underway with your data collection and look forward to receiving this in Auckland.

The GAN annual Steering Group meeting will be held in London on the 2nd and 3rd of October and we will advise you of any significant outcomes following this meeting.

With all best wishes from the GAN Global Centre.

Professor Innes Asher ONZM
Chair of GAN

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