Category: Press Releases

Global study links short-term air pollution exposure to cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, warns international respiratory group

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine found associations between short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality risk, from over 600 cities across the globe. [1] The adverse health effects of short-term exposure to ambient air pollution have been well documented. Particulate matter (PM) raises public health concerns …

Announcing the retirement of Drs. Lenfant and Hurd

It is with immense gratitude and admiration for a lifetime’s work that we announce the retirements of Drs. Claude Lenfant and Suzanne Hurd from GOLD and GINA as of December 31, 2015. It is impossible to quantify the magnitude of their dedication and countless hours of service to both organizations over the past years. Initially …

New global asthma strategy launched

New global asthma strategy launched International report, local World Asthma Day activities support improved asthma control May 6, 2014 – The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) today is launching a new edition of its Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, a comprehensive and practical resource about one of the most common chronic lung diseases …

Announcing Ambassadors for Asthma Control

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) launches program to recognize leaders in asthma awareness on World Asthma Day May 5, 2015 – The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) today is launching a new program to recognize individuals who are helping to improve asthma awareness,  diagnosis, and care in countries around the world. The GINA Ambassador program …