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  • The Global Asthma Network strives for a world where no-one suffers from asthma

  • The Global Asthma Network is the asthma surveillance hub for the world

  • The Global Asthma Network researches ways of reducing the burden of asthma

  • The Global Asthma Network promotes access to appropriate asthma management

  • The Global Asthma Network stimulates and encourages capacity building in LMICs

  • The Global Asthma Network strives to ensure access to quality-assured essential asthma medications

  • The Global Asthma Network raises the profile of asthma as a major NCD

Respiratory and Allergy Organisations

Other Respiratory Organisations


The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is a company limited by guarantee established to improve the knowledge and understanding of lung disease, to prevent respiratory illness through research and health promotion, and improving health care for people with respiratory disorders.

To achieve these aims, the Society promotes the:

  • highest quality and standards of patient care
  • development and application of knowledge about respiration and respiratory disease
  • collaboration between all national organisations whose objects are to improve the well being of individuals with lung disease and to promote better lung health for the community
  • professional needs of the membership
  • goal of a tobacco smoke free society.


The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is a professional medical organisation, comprised predominantly of clinical immunology and allergy medical specialists. The ASCIA membership also includes other medical practioners, scientists and allied health professionals (mainly nurses and dietitians) who work in the areas of allergy and immunology.

ASCIA is a member society of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) and the World Allergy Organisation (WAO).