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 …

Improving Lung Health in LMICs

Congratulations to Kevin Mortimer and other GINA contributors on today’s print release of the new Lancet article discussing lung health in low-income and middle-income countries. We hope this helps to further the important discussion of meaningful solutions to improve chronic respiratory diseases, as well as health equity to reduce morbidity and mortality worldwide. Click here …

World Asthma Day – May 5, 2021

FOR MEDIA WORLDWIDE                                                    Feb 18, 2021 World Asthma Day (WAD) (May 5, 2021) 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. WHO recognizes that asthma is of major public health importance. According …

To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Treatment Must be Maintained During COVID-19 Response

1 December 2020 — The global COVID-19 pandemic has strained health care systems around the world. In the developing world, tuberculosis (TB), which shares several symptoms with COVID-19, is often the first sign that a person has HIV. This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Asthma …

GINA is very sad to hear of the passing of former GINA Science Committee Chair from 2000-2004, Professor Tim Clark

The GINA community is sad to learn of the death of Professor Timothy Clark in England on the 14th of July 2020. Trained at Guy’ Hospital, London, Professor Clark’s interest in respiratory medicine began as a medical student with a prize-winning essay on dyspnoea in 1959. After completing a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in …

World Pneumonia Day

Urgent progress needed to end the preventable burden of pneumonia and deaths: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies On World Pneumonia Day, 12 November, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Asthma is a founding member, calls for urgent progress to end the preventable burden of pneumonia and deaths. Pneumonia …

World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory groups call for research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 25 September 2020 Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), Global Initiative for Asthma is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organisations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call for more research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory …

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 …