Country initiatives

The Global Alliance focuses specifically on the needs of low- and middle-income countries and vulnerable populations, and fosters country-specific initiatives that are tailored to local needs.

GARD Country

In order for the activities of the Alliance to meet the specific needs of countries, national alliances (GARD Country) are being established with a view to provide a coordination role and create the necessary momentum to strengthen the national capacity to face the increasing impact of chronic respiratory diseases.

GARD Country report 2016

Demonstration project

GARD has currently demonstration projects taking place in Brazil, Finland, South Africa and the United States of America.


- Algeria
- Argentina
- Brazil
- Canada
- Cape Verde
- China
- Czech Republic
- Egypt
- Finland
- Georgia
- Kyrgyzstan
- Italy
- Lithuania
- Mexico
- Norway
- Philippines
- Portugal
- Republic of Korea
- Russian Federation
- Syria
- Tunisia
- Turkey

Interested countries

- Bangladesh
- Bulgaria
- Costa Rica
- Denmark
- France
- Greece
- India
- Islamic Republic of Iran
- Kazakhstan
- Morocco
- Pakistan
- Paraguay
- Poland
- Romania
- Spain
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- Viet Nam

Contacts us

Ms Laura Sminkey
Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI)
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27