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 …

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 …