World Asthma Day 2015 was observed globally on 5 May 2015. Theme of the year is You Can Control Your Asthma and sub-theme is It’s Time to Control Asthma.
World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The inaugural World Asthma Day was held in 1998.
The day is annually organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory long-term disease of the lungs which causes breathing problems by narrowing the airways. Symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and feeling of tightness in the chest and shortness of breath.
Asthma cannot be cured but the symptoms can be controlled enabling people with asthma to live full lives.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)
The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) was launched in 1993 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA, and the World Health Organization. It works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.
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When: 5 May 2015