World COPD Day – Your Lungs for Life: The Forum of International Respiratory Societies

For Immediate Release Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough.  COPD is currently one of the leading causes of death worldwide and is highly prevalent in low resource countries. It is estimated that three million people globally die each year due to COPD. …

Forum of International Respiratory Societies calls for collaborative efforts to fight pneumonia – focusing on those at greatest risk

12 November 2022 This World Pneumonia Day, 12 November 2022, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a founding member, is calling on governments and other stakeholders to take urgent action to tackle pneumonia – focusing on those who are at greatest risk of severe illness. The …

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 …

World No Tobacco Day 2022

FIRS partners address tobacco industry for World No Tobacco Day On World No Tobacco Day (May 31, 2022) the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a founding member, is voicing concerns over the tobacco industry’s impact on environmental health and ultimately lung health. The impact of …

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 …

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 …