On May 3, 2022, we celebrate World Asthma Day, an initiative of the Global Asthma Initiative (GINA), an organization dedicated to reducing the health and social impact of asthma. It is an event organized since 1998 on the first Tuesday of May. In the first year, the celebrations are planned in 35 countries – now World Asthma Day is an initiative present in nearly 100 countries, including Poland for many years.
The theme of World Asthma Day 2022 is to tackle barriers and gaps in the proper care of patients with asthma. It is also the main goal of the Coalition for Asthma Treatment established last year, the leader of which is the Polish Society of Allergology. The coalition is a transparent, open, independent and informal association, which will undertake activities aimed at improving the status quo in the field of diagnosis and treatment of asthma in Poland.
In connection with the World Asthma Day, the Polish Society of Allergology and the Coalition for Asthma Treatment have prepared activities dedicated to health care leaders, doctors and society, the aim of which will be to stimulate discussion on improving the situation of patients with asthma. It takes little to improve the condition of Polish asthma diagnostics and therapy – both in children and adults. Coalition and PSA will be the voice of these patient groups. Details coming soon!