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 …

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 …

World Lung Cancer Day 2019

Respiratory groups raise awareness about lung cancer risks, screening, and treatments Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo, 1 August 2019 On World Lung Cancer Day, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to …

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 …

The lung is not the only organ affected by air pollution, warns international respiratory group

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns that air pollution exposure affects many organs beyond the lungs, posing a great risk to health. Outdoor fine particulate matter exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world, accounting for 4.2 million deaths and 103 million disability-adjusted life years lost according to the …

BRN Reviews: The Impact of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA): Compass, Concepts, Controversies and Challenges

Barcelona Respiratory Network (BRN) Reviews Abstract: “The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) was established in 1993 to provide a global asthma strategy, adaptable to the needs of different countries. Over the past five years, GINA has initiated substantial changes in key concepts about asthma and its management, and in the structure and content of the …

Welcome to Our New Website

GINA is proud to announce the launch of our newly designed website. The website welcomes visitors with a clean, modern layout and content that focuses on our mission to increase awareness of asthma among health professionals, health authorities, and the general public. The site offers clear and easy navigation that allows visitors to quickly find and …

Thunderstorm Asthma Prevention & Treatment

Understanding Thunderstorm Asthma: Prevention and Treatment Methods

On November 21, 2016 a thunderstorm swept across southern Australia causing significant, widespread respiratory issues for many of those in the area. These health problems were triggered by a rare combination of risk factors causing what is known as “Thunderstorm Asthma.” According to a 2016 article by CNN’s James Griffiths and Reed Alexander published just …