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 …

Global efforts must be strengthened to end the preventable burden of pneumonia: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

12 November 2021 – For immediate release. On World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Global Initiative for Asthma is a founding member, calls for urgent and expedited progress to end the preventable burden of pneumonia. Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children …

New: Global Initiative for Asthma 2021 Executive Summary on Asthma Management and Prevention

Nov. 1, 2021 – The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has published an Executive Summary of its updated evidence-based strategy for asthma treatment and prevention. The Executive Summary was published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on Oct. 18, 2021. The Executive Summary has also been published online at European …

World’s Respiratory Societies Support Community Action and Education for Lung Cancer Awareness Day

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, and Tokyo August 1, 2021 – In support of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Global Initiative for Asthma is a founding member, stresses the importance of community action and early screening to prevent and treat …

GINA 2021 Update

View a new video presentation by Professors Arzu Yorgancioglu and Eric Bateman from GINA summarizing the 2021 update, courtesy of Eurofea TV. #asthma

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 …