World Asthma Day takes place each year on the first Tuesday in May. Organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), the aim is to raise awareness of asthma and improve asthma care throughout the world.
The first World Asthma Day, in 1998, was celebrated in more than 35 countries. Participation has increased with each World Asthma Day since then, making it one of the world’s most important asthma awareness and education events.
Each year, GINA chooses a theme for World Asthma Day and materials and resources are made available on the organisation’s website for use by health care professionals, educators, and members of the public who want to help raise awareness of asthma.
World Asthma Day
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