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World Asthma Day

Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is a big event celebrated all over the world by the people to increase the awareness among public worldwide about the precautions and preventions of the asthma. This event is annually organized on international level by the GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma) in order to increase the asthma awareness all around the world. It is celebrated on annual basis at 1st Tuesday of the May month. World Asthma Day celebration was first started celebrating in the year 1998 by the GINA in more than 35 countries after its first “World Asthma Meeting” in the Barcelona, Spain.


GINA organizes variety of programmes every year with the help of organizers and associates like health care groups and asthma educators to encourage and motivate common public using the sub-theme called “It’s Time to Control Asthma”. GINA decides the every year’s theme of celebration as well as distributes the materials and resources to the organizers to organize programmes. Various health care professionals, members, educators, and other health care organizations take part in the celebration by showing their activities related to the asthma at many public places in order to help people reducing their burden of asthma.

Controlling the current status of asthma all around the world is very necessary and it has become the responsibility of all the medical professionals and not only the patients. Asthma management requires collaborative efforts of the patients, asthma carers, health professionals, community health groups and other health care systems globally.

World Asthma Day 2014 celebration would organizes symposium to bring together the key players including asthma educators, general practitioners, respiratory nurses, practicing nurses, pharmacy assistants, pharmacists, medical researchers, medical students and other health workers.

World Asthma Day 2018

World Asthma Day 2018 will be celebrated all across the world on 1st of May (1st Tuesday of May), at Tuesday.

World Asthma Day Activities

World Asthma Day is celebrated in the month of May every year that’s why May is known as the Asthma Awareness Month when the “National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP)” is organized to encourages the people to take care of their asthma.

Family members and the persons having asthma are encouraged for the written asthma action plan (AAP) through their healthcare provider to fulfill the specific needs of the asthmatic patients such as accurate medications to get prevented from the airway inflammations and environmental causes of asthma like dust mites and tobacco smoke.

APP is a big step taken by the NAEPP to bring together the clinicians, patients and others taking care of the asthmatic patients to work together jointly in order to seize control over the asthma. Patients of persistent asthma are motivated through many activities for using inhaled corticosteroids to get successful control over the asthma. Some of the activities are:

Objectives of World Asthma Day

World asthma day is celebrated every year by organizing lots of programmes and events to fulfill the following objectives:

World Asthma Day Theme

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