Global respiratory groups join WHO, calling on world leaders to act on the commitments made to end TB.

For Immediate Release MARCH 23, 2021 – In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which GINA is a founding member, joins the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign urging governments to act on the commitments made to end TB. TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious …

World Asthma Day Activities – Argentina

Listed below are activities from Argentina in 2020 that were adapted to virtual activities because of the pandemic. We participated in the World Asthma Day activities organized by the National Ministry of Health by disseminating the new GINA 2020 recommendations to the health authorities of the 23 Argentinean provinces. Webinars for primary care physicians, clinicians …

In memoriam: Professor Sohei Makino, a founding member of GINA

GINA is sad to report the passing of Sohei Makino, Emeritus Professor at Dokkyo Medical University in Japan. Professor Makino passed away on August 4, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Professor Makino had an outstanding career, conducting research and providing important contributions in the fields of asthma pathophysiology. By focusing on eosinophils, he …

Are the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) strategy recommendations applicable to the Canadian context?

Read the “Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine’s article,  “Are the 2019 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) strategy recommendations applicable to the Canadian context?”  A conversation between the Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma Assembly and Professor Helen Reddel, Chair of the GINA Scientific Committee. ARTICLE APPEARS IN CANADIAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY, CRITICAL CARE, …

GINA 2019 recommendations about reliever medications in Steps 3-5

We have become aware that the GINA 2019 recommendation for ‘Preferred reliever’ in Steps 3-5 is sometimes being misinterpreted. Please note the following important information. In the GINA 2019 treatment figure for adults and adolescents (Box 3-5A), Steps 3-5 show the medication options for patients with moderate to severe asthma in whom modifiable causes of …

Respiratory Groups Call for an End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

world pneumonia day call to action

In support of World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia. Every minute, two children die from pneumonia, representing 16 percent of …

World Lung Cancer Day 2019

Respiratory groups raise awareness about lung cancer risks, screening, and treatments Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 1 August 2019 On World Lung Cancer Day, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to …

World Lung Day 2019: Healthy Lungs for All

World Lung Day (WLD), 25 September, is a day for lung health advocacy and action, an opportunity for us all to unite and promote better lung health globally. If you haven’t joined yet, sign up as a WLD partner by emailing lisa.roscoe@firsnet.org, all our WLD partners are included on our partners page.  Respiratory diseases impose an immense …

BRN Reviews: The Impact of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA): Compass, Concepts, Controversies and Challenges

Barcelona Respiratory Network (BRN) Reviews Abstract: “The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) was established in 1993 to provide a global asthma strategy, adaptable to the needs of different countries. Over the past five years, GINA has initiated substantial changes in key concepts about asthma and its management, and in the structure and content of the …