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In honor of #WorldAsthmaDay, GAAPP has adapted GINA’s ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’, we have asked stakeholders in asthma care to provide their insight into closing these gaps in care with perspectives from health care professionals, health institutions, caregivers, and patients worldwide.

These resources are available for all our member organizations to share on their social media and digital outlets. The videos that were not recorded in English are subtitled.

Closing the gap…

…that exist for the general public’s and healthcare professionals’ awareness and understanding that asthma is a chronic disease.

Vanessa Foran
President of Asthma Canada,

…in communication and care across the primary, secondary and tertiary care interface.

Arzu Yorgancioglu, MD
Celal Bayar University
Department of Pulmonology
Manisa, Turkey

…between wealthy and poorer communities and countries.

Janet López
Asthma Patient,
Latin Health Leaders

…in equal access to diagnosis and treatment (medicine)

Andrea Gonzales
LATAM Network Coordinator,
Lovexair Foundation

…between prescribing inhalers and monitoring adherence and ability to use these devices.

Natalia Peña
Asthma Patient,
Costa Rica
Latin Health Leaders

…between scientific evidence and the actual delivery of care for people with asthma.

Anna Lawson
Global Policy and Advocacy Director,
AstraZeneca (Global)

…between care for different
socioeconomic, ethnic, and age groups

Tonya Winders
President & CEO,
Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform, & Allergy and Asthma Network,
United States of America

…in communication and education
provided for people with asthma

Kristine Whorlow
Vice president,
Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform, & Representing the National Asthma Council,

Annual Asthma Patient Survey

Results from a new multi-country Annual Asthma Patient Survey reveal ongoing gaps in asthma care despite patient confidence in their asthma control

807 patients with asthma, across 3 continents and 5 countries, qualified for and chose to take part in a recent survey. The results show that most participants (93%) feel confident in the support of their doctor or nurse, either at the same or higher levels compared to a year ago and that more than half (60%) have grown in confidence in their asthma control over the past year. However there are some other data that is more concerning:

Click to Download the Fact Sheet

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