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 …

Mythbusters from WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has produced a set of ‘Mythbusters’ relating to COVID-19, each with a graphic that can be downloaded and shared. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters  

COVID-19: GINA Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on asthma management

March 25, 2020 Follow GINA at @ginasthma People with asthma should continue all of their inhaled medication, including inhaled corticosteroids, as prescribed by their doctor. Inacute asthma attacks patients should take a short course of oral corticosteroids if instructed in their asthma action plan or by their healthcare provider, to prevent serious consequences. In rare cases, patients with severe asthma …

Recommendations for inhaled asthma controller medications

(scroll down for translated versions) People with asthma should continue to use their inhaled asthma controller medications during the COVID-19 epidemic GINA FAQs to frequently asked questions on asthma management Some sources have suggested that “corticosteroids” should be avoided during the COVID-19 epidemic. This advice is about the use of oral corticosteroids unless there is …

Read the European Respiratory Journal Editorial: GINA 2019: a fundamental change in asthma management

In April 2019, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) (box 1) published new recommendations that might be considered the most fundamental change in asthma management in 30 years. The new recommendations follow a decade-long programme of work by GINA, prompted by concerns about the risks and consequences of the long-standing approach of commencing asthma treatment with …

World Lung Day 2019: Respiratory Groups Unite to Call for Healthy Lungs for All

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 25 September 2019 Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), GINA is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organisations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call on policymakers to ensure that everyone has access to the services they …

Updated versions of reports available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 2019                                                                              Today the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is happy to release the 2019 updates to the Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention, as well as an updated version (2.0) of  the Pocket Guide on “Diagnosis and Management of Difficult-to-treat and Severe Asthma in adolescent and adult …