World Asthma Day 2023
This year, World Asthma Day (WAD) 2023 takes place on Tuesday 2 May. This annual event is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization.
WAD is held each year to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks.
GINA has chosen ‘Asthma Care For All’ as the theme for the 2023 World Asthma Day.
In the UK, people are still missing out on the basic care they need to manage their asthma, putting them at greater risk of having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
Good asthma care includes having an asthma review after every attack and at least once a year, knowing how to use your inhaler correctly, having a written asthma action plan and knowing about the potential impact of air pollution on your asthma.
Alison Summerfield, Nurse Consultant Hillingdon Hospitals; Darush Attah-Zadeh, Clinical Fellow Respiratory Pharmacist at Imperial College & Co-Chair of the CYP Pharmacy Asthma Group
Laura King, Highly Specialist Practitioner for Children & Young People’s Asthma for North-East London
Abi Whitehouse, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, Royal London Hospital
Amutha Anpananthar, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Training Programme Director, London School of Paediatrics