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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

Publications

The Global Asthma Network will in due course publish papers and documents related to surveillance and advocacy of asthma. The latest of these is the recently published Global Asthma Report 2018.

Prevalence and risk factors associated with Allergic Rhinitis in Mexican School Children: Global Asthma Network Phase I

World Allergy Organization Journal

García-Almaraz R, Reyes-Noriega N, Del-Río-Navarro BE, Berber A, Navarrete-Rodríguez EM, Ellwood P and García Marcos Álvarez L. Prevalence and risk factors associated with Allergic Rhinitis in Mexican School Children: Global Asthma Network Phase I. World Allergy Organization Journal 2021;14:100492 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.waojou.2020.100492

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Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions

The Lancet

Meghji J, Mortimer K, Agusti A, Allwood BW, Asher I, Bateman ED, Bissell K, Bolton CE, Bush A, Celli B, Chiang C-Y, Cruz AA, Dinh-Xuan A-T, El Sony A, Fong KM, Fujiwara PI, Gaga M, Garcia-Marcos L, Halpin DMG, Hurst JR, Jayasooriya S, Kumar A, Lopez-Varela MV, Masekela R, Mbatchou Ngahane BH, Montes de Oca M, Pearce N, Reddel HK, Salvi S, Singh SJ, Varghese C, Vogelmeier CF, Walker P, Zar HJ, Marks GB. Improving lung health in low-income and middle-income countries: from challenges to solutions. Lancet 2021; 397: 928–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00458-X

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Global Asthma Network Phase I Surveillance: Geographical Coverage and Response Rates.

Journal of Clinical Medicine

P Ellwood , E Ellwood, C Rutter, V Perez-Fernandez, E Morales, L García-Marcos, N Pearce, MI Asher, D Strachan and the GAN Phase I Study Group. Global Asthma Network Phase I Surveillance: Geographical Coverage and Response Rates. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(11), 3688; doi:10.3390/jcm9113688.

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Have asthma symptoms in Mexico changed in the past 15 years? Time trends from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood to the Global Asthma Network.

Allergologia et Immunopathologia

B E Del-Río-Navarro, A Berber, N Reyes-Noriega, E M Navarrete-Rodríguez, R García-Almaráz, J V Mérida-Palacio, P Ellwood, L García-Marcos Álvarez. Have asthma symptoms in Mexico changed in the past 15 years? Time trends from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood to the Global Asthma Network. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. 2021;49(1):1–10

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Prevalence and risk factors associated with Allergic Rhinitis in Mexican School Children: Global Asthma Network Phase I

World Allergy Organization Journal

R García-Almaraz, N Reyes-Noriega, B E Del-Río-Navarro, A Berber, E M Navarrete-Rodríguez, P Ellwood and L García Marcos Álvarez. Prevalence and risk factors associated with Allergic Rhinitis in Mexican School Children: Global Asthma Network Phase I. World Allergy Organization Journal (2021) 14:100492

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Trends in worldwide asthma prevalence

European Respiratory Journal

Asher MI, García-Marcos L, Pearce NE, Strachan D. Trends in worldwide asthma prevalence. Eur Respir J 2020; 56(6):2002094.

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The burden of asthma in an inner-city area: A historical review 10 years after ISAAC.

World Allergy Organization Journal

Blanca Estela Del-Rio-Navarro, Elsy Maureen Navarrete-Rodríguez, Arturo Berber, Nayely Reyes-Noriega and Luis García-Marcos Álvarez, Grupo GAN México, Grupo ISAAC México. The burden of asthma in an inner-city area: A historical review 10 years after ISAAC. World Allergy Organization Journal(2020) 13:100092

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

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Karen Bissell, Philippa Ellwood, Eamon Ellwood, Chen-Yuan Chiang, Guy B. Marks, Asma El Sony, Innes Asher, Nils Billo, Christophe Perrin and the Global Asthma Network Study Group. Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network’s Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(4), 605

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Calling time on asthma deaths in tropical regions—how much longer must people wait for essential medicines?

Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Asher I, Bissell K, Chiang C-Y, et al. Calling time on asthma deaths in tropical regions—how much longer must people wait for essential medicines? Lancet Resp Med, 2019; 7(1): 13-15.

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Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children from the Bangkok area: The Global Asthma Network (GAN) Phase I

Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology

Chinratanapisit S, Suratannon N,Pacharn P, et al. Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children from the Bangkok area: The Global Asthma Network (GAN) Phase I. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2019 Dec;37(4):226-231. doi: 10.12932/AP-120618-0336.

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Global Asthma Report 2018

The Global Asthma Report 2018, a cutting edge State-of-the-Art report with contributions from 53 experts around the globe, was officially launched at the 12th GARD Annual Meeting in Helsinki on 31 August 2018 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org.

It includes strategic and practical recommendations and valuable information for governments, health organisations, health professionals, and people with asthma including: Latest Asthma Research; Maps and data on the global prevalence; Economic burden of asthma; Country profiles; Key recommendations.

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Global Asthma Network survey suggests more national asthma strategies could reduce burden of asthma

Allergologia Et Immunopathologia

Asher I, Haahtelab T, Selroosc O, et al. Global Asthma Network survey suggests more national asthma strategies could reduce burden of asthma. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2017; 45(2): 105-114.

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The Global Asthma Network rationale and methods for Phase I global surveillance: prevalence, severity, management and risk factors

European Respiratory Journal

Ellwood P, Asher MI, Billo NE, et al. The Global Asthma Network rationale and methods for Phase I global surveillance: prevalence, severity, management and risk factors. Eur Respir J, 2017; 49: 1601605.

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Global asthma network identifies gaps in essential asthma medicines

European Respiratory Journal

Asher I, Bissell K, Ellwood P, et al. Global asthma network identifies gaps in essential asthma medicines. European Respiratory Journal. 2016; 48: PA4186.

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Global Asthma Report 2014

The Global Asthma Report 2014 includes strategic and practical recommendations and valuable information for governments, health organisations, health professionals, and people with asthma including: Latest Asthma Research; Maps and data on the global prevalence; Economic burden of asthma; Success stories; Key recommendations.

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Global Asthma Network Phase I Manual. Global Surveillance: Prevalence, Severity, Management and Risk Factors

Ellwood P, Asher I, Ellwood E, and the Global Asthma Network Steering Group. Global Asthma Network Phase I Manual. Global Surveillance: Prevalence, Severity, Management and Risk Factors. Auckland, New Zealand. 2015.

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A sequel of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood or a prelude to the Global Asthma Network?

Jornal de Pediatria

This editorial discusses a recent asthma prevalence study in Brazil and its relation to the work of the Global Asthma Network.

Garcia-Marcos L, Pacheco-González R. A sequel of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies inChildhood or a prelude to the Global Asthma Network? J Pediatr(Rio J). 2015; 91(1):1-3.

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Management of asthma in resource-limited settings: role of lowcost corticosteroid/b-agonist combination inhaler

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Global Asthma Network Steering Group members Chen-Yuan Chiang and Karen Bissell comment on the management of asthma in low resource settings.

Chiang C-Y, Aït-Khaled N, Bissell K, and Enarsen DA. Management of asthma in resource-limited settings: role of lowcost corticosteroid/b-agonist combination inhaler. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2015; 19(2):129–136.

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Essential medicines for chronic respiratory diseases: can people breathe easily in low-income countries?

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Global Asthma Network Steering Group member Karen Bissell comments on the availability of essential medicines in low resource settings.

Bissell K. Essential medicines for chronic respiratory diseases: can people breathe easily in low-income countries?. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2015; 19(1):1.

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Global burden of asthma among children

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

The Global Asthma Network Steering Group members comment on what is known about the current burden of asthma in children.

Asher I, Pearce N. Global burden of asthma among children. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2014; 18(11):1269–1278.

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Asthma in the global NCD agenda: a neglected epidemic

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Global Asthma Network Steering Group comment on the importance of asthma as a non-communicable disease.

Pearce N, Asher I, Billo N, Bissell K, Ellwood P, El Sony A, García-Marcos L, Chiang C-Y, Mallol J, Marks G, Strachan D. Asthma in the global NCD agenda: a neglected epidemic. The Lancet Resp Med 2013;1(2)96-98.

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Global Asthma Report 2011

The Global Asthma Report highlights issues surrounding asthma, and provides an overview of what is known and uncertain about the causes and triggers of the disease, the global prevalence, the implementation of management guidelines, the progress being made and the significant challenges today and for the future.

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