Publications

Below you will find publications, including documents, fact sheets, newsletters, articles, videos and resolutions related to the Global Alliance and chronic respiratory diseases.

General Meeting Report, 3 -4 July 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 3 - 4 July 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan

General Meeting Report, 9 - 10 July 2012 in St-Petersburg, Russia

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 9 - 10 July 2012 in St-Petersburg, Russia

General Meeting Report, 23 - 24 September 2011, Warsaw, Poland

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 23 - 24 September 2011 in Warsaw, Poland.

General Meeting Report, 1 - 2 June 2010, Toronto, Canada

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 1 - 2 June 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

GARD Action Plan 2008-2013

The GARD Action Plan - endorsed by 2008 GARD General Meeting- sets out the vision, goal, purpose and strategic objectives for GARD collaborating parties, in order to guide their work between 2008-2013.

GARD Basket - A package of information, surveillance tools and guidelines, to be offered as a service to countries

GARD Basket is a collection of information - which includes both brochure and CD-Rom - offered to countries that request assistance in the fields of surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases. It consists of an inventory including questionnaires for surveillance, scientific publications, web page addresses, training materials and guidelines that can be used on the basis of the needs and local capacities of countries.

General Meeting Report, 1-2 June 2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 1-2 June 2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a comprehensive approach

This publication raises awareness of the huge impact of chronic respiratory diseases worldwide, and highlights the risk factors as well as ways to prevent and treat these diseases.

General Meeting Report, 28-29 March 2006, Beijing, People's Republic of China

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the General Meeting of the Global Alliance on 28-29 March 2006 in Beijing, China, following its official launch.

Report of the General Meeting, 10-11 May 2005, Geneva

This report summarizes the consultation of experts from governmental and nongovernmental organizations who participated in the General Meeting of GARD on 10-11 May 2005, Geneva, Switzerland.

Report of the WHO Meeting on GARD, 18-19 January 2005

This report describes the consideration of establishing a Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases as a response to a resolution of the World Health Assembly in May 2000 (WHA53.17).

Advocacy material

Generic presentation on GARD

More information

Newsletter

The newsletter updates the collaborating parties and other interested parties on the activities of the Alliance.

ARTICLES on GARD

European Respiratory Journal

Volume 29, Number 2, 2007, pages 233 - 239

Revue Française d'Allergologie et d'Immunologie Clinique

Volume 47, Issue 3, April 2007, Pages 246-247

Allergy

Allergy 2007: 62: 216–223


Chronic respiratory diseases (general)

WHO consultation on the development of a comprehensive approach for the prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases, 11-13 January 2001, Geneva

This meeting report reviews the current WHO initiatives in the field of chronic respiratory diseases. The conclusions and recommendations of this report are the basis for a comprehensive strategy for the prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases within the noncommunicable diseases cluster of WHO as well as other clusters.

WHO Strategy for the prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases, 2002

This strategy for the prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases supports Member States in their efforts to reduce the toll of morbidity, disability and premature mortality related to chronic respiratory diseases.

Implementation of the WHO strategy for prevention and control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases, 11-12 February 2002, Montpellier, France

This report of the advisory meeting comprises the next step in the progress of developing a comprehensive implementation programme of the WHO strategy for prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases.

Prevention and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases in low- and middle-income African countries, 2003

This preliminary report aims at acquiring information on the current major public health problems of chronic respiratory diseases in Africa. This document provides a basis for a more extensive consultation targeted at the creation of a comprehensive programme on the prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

Prevention and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases at Country Level, 17-19 June 2004, Geneva

This report summarizes the consultation of experts from 17 governmental and nongovernmental organizations who participated in the WHO meeting on prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases at country level.


VIDEOS


Fact sheets

Asthma

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Related resolutions

Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy, EB122 main document 9 (2008)

Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy, EB120.R17 (2007)

Resolution of the Executive Board, 120th session, 1 February 2007

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, WHA56.1 (2003)

Resolution of the World Heatlh Assembly, 56th session, 21 May 2003

Contacts us

Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)
Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 791 4151
gard@who.int