On Inaugural World Bronchiectasis Day, International Lung Health Organizations Raise Awareness

Members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) note the growing number of cases worldwide. JULY 1, 2022 – In support of the first World Bronchiectasis Day, July 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, is joining the COPD Foundation and several global organizations in raising awareness and sharing information about this lesser-known lung …

Closing Gaps in Asthma Care; World Asthma Day 2022

FOR MEDIA WORLDWIDE                                                    May 3, 2022 On this World Asthma Day, May 3, 2022, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), calls on the international respiratory communities to work together with colleagues, patients and health care providers to close the gaps in asthma care. World Asthma Day (WAD) is organized by the Global Initiative …

Breathing in science to eliminate TB

World TB Day 2022 For Immediate Release THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022 – In support of World TB Day, 24 March, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Asthma is a founding member, calls on the tuberculosis (TB) community to challenge ourselves to think differently, champion science and embrace evidence-based innovation …

Support for Ukraine

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ statement of support for Ukraine following the Russian invasion The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as the unfolding humanitarian disaster created by Russia’s invasion continues. We are deeply concerned about the impact on the health and wellbeing of communities in …

World Asthma Day 2022

FOR MEDIA WORLDWIDE                                                    Feb 15, 2022 World Asthma Day (WAD) (May 3, 2022) is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA) (www.ginasthma.org), a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993.  WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma …

On World AIDS Day, COVID-19 Vaccines Are Critical

For Immediate Release 1 December 2021— People living with HIV experience more severe outcomes and have higher comorbidities from COVID-19 than people not living with HIV, according to the 2020 UNAIDS Global Update. In mid-2021, most people living with HIV did not have access to COVID-19 vaccines. This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International …

Healthy Lungs – Never More Important: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

17 November 2021 World COPD Day, 17 November 2021, is an annual global initiative run by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). The goal of World COPD Day is to raise awareness and present new knowledge and therapeutic strategies for COPD worldwide. Chronic …