Archived news

2008 News

29 May 2008

Turks measure their breath

20 May 2008

COPD to be predicted third leading cause of death in 2030

19 May 2008

WHO's Director-General warns that asthma is on the rise "everywhere"

May 2008

World Asthma Day 2008

8 January 2008

ATS and ERS visit GARD Secretariat at WHO

2007 News

14 November 2007

WHO launches photo stories on COPD and asthma

17 September 2007

Launch of a landmark publication of the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

13 June 2007

Address of the President of Algeria at the International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Algiers, Algeria

31 May 2007

Launch of GARD Republic of Korea
Koreans are given healthier breathing thanks to national alliance against chronic respiratory diseases

11 April 2007

Launch of GARD for francophone countries

23-24 March 2007

GARD organized from 23 - 24 March 2007 in Zakopane, Poland, a symposium for Eastern European countries. The symposium involved key experts in the field of chronic respiratory diseases in Eastern European countries and is organized in collaboration with the Polish National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.

9 March 2007

Paraguay shows interest in GARD
Meeting with Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay

28 February - 1 March 2007

WHO organized from 28 February - 1 March 2007 in San Diego, USA, a workshop on InterAirways. InterAirways is a new initiative which examines the interaction between the upper and lower airways.

27 February 2007

GARD Planning Group meets
Prior to the AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Diego, USA, GARD Planning Group met on 27 February 2007 to prepare the 2007 General Meeting which will take place on 1-2 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

13-16 February 2007

Georgia begins GARD pilot project on surveillance of chronic respiratory diseases at primary health care level.

2006 News

15 December 2006

WHO GARD team meets with WHO Traditional Medicine team

8 December 2006

Session on GARD during 1st African Congress on Tobacco or Health Casablanca, Morocco.

20 November 2006

New updated GOLD Guidelines on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) were presented in a GOLD symposium on November 20, 2006 during the meeting of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology in Kyoto, Japan.

November 2006

WHO publishes a new fact sheet on COPD.

November 2006

New updated GINA Asthma Management Guidelines were released following the Annual Meeting of ERS in September 2006 in Munich, Germany.

7 October 2006

National launch in Recife, Brazil

17 August 2006

Regional launch for Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 2006

WHO publishes an updated fact sheet on asthma.

19 May 2008

WHO Director-General warns that asthma is on the rise "everywhere"

16 June 2006

Environmental factors cause 24% of all disease

28 March 2006

Global launch in Beijing, China

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
Switzerland
sminkeyl@who.int