03 May 2022

World Asthma Day - 03 May 2022 (First Tuesday in May)

World Asthma Day is an annual event held on the first Tuesday in May, in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators throughout the world. The day calls attention to the health issue and the struggles of asthma suffers. The goal is to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people suffer from asthma. It is a chronic disease of the airways that lead to and from the lungs. During an attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swells, causing airways to become narrow and reducing the flow of air in and out of the lungs. These attacks can cause sleeplessness, fatigue, and reduced activity.

World Asthma Day is annually organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). In 1998, the first World Asthma Day was celebrated in more than 35 countries in conjunction with the first World Asthma Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. Participation has increased with each World Asthma Day held since then, and the day has become one of the world’s most important asthma awareness and education events.

GINA has chosen ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’ as the theme for the 2022 World Asthma Day.

Source: https://ginasthma.org

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