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 …

World’s Respiratory Societies Support Community Action and Education for Lung Cancer Awareness Day

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, and Tokyo August 1, 2021 – In support of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Global Initiative for Asthma is a founding member, stresses the importance of community action and early screening to prevent and treat …

GINA 2021 Update

View a new video presentation by Professors Arzu Yorgancioglu and Eric Bateman from GINA summarizing the 2021 update, courtesy of Eurofea TV. #asthma

World No Tobacco Day 2021

Policy changes urgently needed to support tobacco cessation, warn respiratory groups On World No Tobacco Day (31 May, 2021) the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the Global Initiative for Asthma – GINA is a founding member, calls on governments and policymakers to make greater political and financial commitments to support and promote …

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 …