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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Asthma is a public health priority as it is a chronic respiratory disease affecting 334 million people worldwide
Hospital admissions need to be monitored to identify trends in asthma over time and prevent epidemics
including over-reliance on reliever medication rather than preventer medication
The yearly costs of poorly managed asthma are 56 billion in the US alone
Governments in low- and middle-income countries should make asthma a health priority
Governments should include asthma in all actions from WHO Global Action Plan for NCDs
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.
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.
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: