World Asthma Day 2008
Interview by West Africa Democracy Radio
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. This year's theme was "You can control your asthma".
This year, asthma was highlighted on the WHO home page, a site that receives over 200 000 hits a day. In addition, Dr Alvaro Cruz (WHO) and Professor Jean Bousquet (GARD Chairman) were interviewed by the West African Democracy Radio (Senegal) to discuss what exactly asthma is, its burden worldwide and how it can be prevented.
Part 1 - What is asthma?
Part 2 - Risk factors and global burden
Part 3 - How can you treat asthma?
Part 4 - Voices of asthma patients
Part 5 - WHO activities in the field of asthma