World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day (WAD) is organized by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) towards increasing awareness about asthma and its management across the world. It is observed every year on first Tuesday of May. On this day activities are carried out throughout the world to motivate asthma patients to keep their asthma under control. The theme for WAD 2019 is STOP for Asthma: where STOP stands for Symptom Evaluation, Test Response, Observe and Assess, and Proceed to Adjust Treatment. Facts– According to World Health Organization (WHO) 235 million people suffer from asthma globally. Asthma is one of the major non-communicable diseases. It is also the most common chronic disease in children. Asthma cannot be cured but appropriate management can control the disorder and enable people to enjoy good quality of life. Some children with milder forms of asthma don’t have their symptoms with age but symptoms can return without warning.

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