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News

GAN Asthma Management Paper published with Editorial

The GAN Asthma Management paper has been published in the February edition of The Lancet Global Health. This editorial highlights once again the burden of asthma globally and the lack of progress in reducing the worldwide burden of asthma. Additionally the journal has interviewed the authors in a podcast discussing the findings of this new paper.

Asthma Management paper | Editorial | Podcast

Global Asthma Report 2022

The Global Asthma Report 2022 was launched on 10 November 2022 at the Union’s World Conference on Lung Health, by Innes Asher. The slides used in her presentation can be downloaded here. This state of the art Report is 102 pages (18 chapters) written by 97 authors from 31 countries around the world.

Download the report | view website

GAN Asthma Papers published with Editorial

The GAN Asthma Child and adult worldmap papers have been published in the September edition of the European Respiratory Journal. This editorial highlights once again the burden of asthma globally and the importance of monitoring this disease.

Children Worldmap paper | Adult Worldmap paper | Editorial

Solidarity with Ukraine

GAN stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as the unfolding humanitarian disaster created by Russia’s invasion continues, and we endorse the statement by Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases. The statement was initiated by FIRS (the Forum of International Respiratory Societies) and joined by GARD in standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

FIRS Statement

Asthma Time Trends

First publication on asthma prevalence from the GAN Phase I published with open access in The Lancet. These new global asthma time trends provide important data for the scope and direction of asthma strategy.

Article | Commentary | Press Release

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: