World Asthma Day is observed every year to raise awareness about the chronic disease and how it can be controlled with proper treatment.
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.
World Asthma Day a celebration where people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma.
WAD was first celebrated in 1998 in more than 35 countries along with the first World Asthma Meeting held in Barcelona, Spain.
This year’s World Asthma Day theme is “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”.
Asthma affects 5-10% of the population or an estimated 23.4 million persons, including 7 million children.