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Professor Luis Garcia-Marcos at ATS 2016

Professor Luis Garcia-Marcos is currently at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting in San Francisco, California. He is manning a GAN booth in the Global Community section of the Exhibitor Hall (Booth GC7). The ATS runs from May 13 to 18th. Read more

World Asthma Day 2016 - GAN Press Release

Tuesday 3 May is World Asthma Day – the Theme is “You can control your asthma”. Almost 1000 people die from asthma each day – far more than most people realise. The tragedy is that most of these deaths are potentially preventable. Read more

GAN at the American Thoracic Society meeting 2016

Following the success of the GAN booth at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) in San Diego last year, we are again this year having a GAN booth in the exhibitor’s hall at the ATS 2016 International Conference scheduled for 13-18 May 2016 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA. Read more

GAN centre accepted into International Immunological Association

The GAN collaborating centre in Kosovo, Kosovo Association for Immunology-Asthma and Allergy, is now member of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS). Read more

GAN presence at Union Asia Pacific Region Conference

Union Asia Pacific Region Conference

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GAN reaches 300 Centres in 125 Countries

The Global Asthma Network now has 300 Centres in 125 countries and is still growing. Find out more about joining the Global Asthma Network Join us

GAN Steering Group member speaks at GARD General Meeting

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NCD Alliance Post 2015 Advocacy Toolkit

The NCD Alliance has launched their Advocacy Toolkit on NCDs in Post-2015 Development Agenda. This toolkit equips advocates with the information to navigate the post-2015 processes, articulate the position of NCDs and health in the post-2015 framework and take effective action. more

Health advocates lead call for TPPA transparency

Writing in the 14 February issue of The Lancet, Dr Pat Neuwelt, Senior Lecturer in public health at the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences joins other health leaders in saying ‘new generation’ trade deals like the TPPA threaten the ability of government to deliver affordable health care, protect public health, and reduce health inequities.read more

Global burden of CRDs Series

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseas has published a series of articles focusing on the Global burden of CRDs. Members of the Global Asthma Network have contributed a number of articles towards this series.
Chronic respiratory disease: the forgotten NCD?
Global burden of asthma among children.
Essential medicines for chronic respiratory diseases: can people breathe easily in low-income countries?
Management of asthma in resource-limited settings: role of lowcost corticosteroid/b-agonist combination inhaler.

Global Asthma Report 2014

The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org
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  • Global Asthma Report 2014

    The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org
    read more

  • Closing the world data gaps for asthma is a key activity of the Global Asthma Network

    The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014 and is available from www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Governments should commit to research, intervention, and monitoring to reduce the burden of asthma in the world

    Asthma is a public health priority as it is a chronic respiratory disease affecting 334 million people worldwide

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Countries should monitor asthma hospital admissions in children and adults to identify trends in asthma over time

    Hospital admissions need to be monitored to identify trends in asthma over time and prevent epidemics

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Avoidable asthma deaths are still occurring due to inappropriate management of asthma

    including over-reliance on reliever medication rather than preventer medication

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Health professionals in all countries should regard frequent or severe recurrent wheezing in infancy as part of the spectrum of asthma

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Controlled asthma imposes far less of an economic burden than non-controlled asthma

    The yearly costs of poorly managed asthma are 56 billion in the US alone

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have effective policy action on known, remediable causes of asthma such as parental smoking (for children) and occupational exposures 

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have national strategies and action plans to improve asthma management and reduce costs

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Asthma management guidelines are an essential part of successfully managing asthma and promoting the delivery of quality asthma care

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All countries should have a list of essential medicines for asthma including both inhaled corticosteroids and a bronchodilator

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • All asthma inhalers procured, distributed, and sold in countries should meet international quality standards

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Guaranteed access to quality-assured essential asthma medicines is vital to improving asthma outcomes

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Low-income countries need appropriately trained health professionals and health services organised to manage asthma

  • Asthma is a serious burden in low- and middle-income countries

    Governments in low- and middle-income countries should make asthma a health priority

    www.globalasthmareport.org

  • Asthma is an important NCD in all regions of the world, affecting people in non-affluent as well as affluent countries

    Governments should include asthma in all actions from WHO Global Action Plan for NCDs

    www.globalasthmareport.org

Other Activities

Global Asthma Report 2014

Global Asthma Report 2014

The Global Asthma Report 2014 was officially launched at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 30 October 2014. This report 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.

Download report | View website | Download press release | Download Press Release Presentation | Launch Photos | view media articles

Global Asthma Network presence at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona

28 October - 1 November 2014

The Global Asthma Network at the 2014 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona 28 October - 1 November 2014. Photos

Global Asthma Network presence at the UN NCD Review Meeting

10-11 July 2014

Global Asthma Network Chair Professor Innes Asher was invited to speak at the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) side meeting on the 9th of July at the UN NCD Review meeting in New York. This side event explored the integration of chronic respiratory disease, NCDs, and health across all dimensions of sustainable development.

For more information download invitation or see the links below.

The 2014 NCD Review was called for in the UN Politication Declaration. It was the second time ever NCDs have a standalone political meeting at the UN General Assembly, and provided a critical opportunity to take stock on progress, share successes and lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, and recommendations to guide the NCD response beyond 2014.

Documents and further information pertaining to this meeting can be found on the UN, WHO and NCD Alliance websites.

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The Global Asthma Network at the 2014 ATS International Conference May 16-21. Photos

Sponsors
 

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:

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 Foundation of New Zealand
University of Auckland
Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust
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