Global Initiative for Asthma

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The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a medical guidelines organisation which works with public health officials and health care professionals globally to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. GINA was launched in 1993 as a collaboration between National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization.[1]


GINA conducts continuous review of scientific publications on asthma and is a leader in disseminating information about the care of patients with asthma.[2] GINA publishes resources such as evidence-based guidelines for asthma management, and runs special events such as World Asthma Day. GINA's guidelines, revised each year, are used by clinicians worldwide.[3][4]


  1. ^ "About Us". Global Initiative for Asthma. GINA. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Bateman, E. D.; Hurd, S. S.; Barnes, P. J.; Bousquet, J.; Drazen, J. M.; Fitzgerald, M.; Gibson, P.; Ohta, K.; O'Byrne, P.; Pedersen, S. E.; Pizzichini, E.; Sullivan, S. D.; Wenzel, S. E.; Zar, H. J. (2008). "Global strategy for asthma management and prevention: GINA executive summary". European Respiratory Journal. 31 (1): 143–178. doi:10.1183/09031936.00138707. PMID 18166595. 
  3. ^ Boulet, LP; Fitzgerald JM; Levy ML; Cruz AA; Pedersen S; Haahtela T; Bateman ED. (1 May 2012). "Asthma guidelines implementation: a guide to the translation of GINA guidelines into improved care.". Eur Respir J. 39 (5): 1220–9. doi:10.1183/09031936.00184511. PMID 22282546. 
  4. ^ Liard, R; Leynaert B; Zureik M; Beguin FX; Neukirch F. (16 October 2000). "Using Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines to assess asthma severity in populations.". Eur Respir J. 16 (4): 615–20. doi:10.1034/j.1399-3003.2000.16d08.x. PMID 11106201. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 

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