World Asthma Day is on 4th May

According to the World Health Organization, about 235 million people worldwide have asthma.
Sheena

Updated: May 04, 2021 11:47:45 am

04 May 2021 Current Affairs:Every year, the Global Asthma Initiative organizes World Asthma Day. It aims to increase people's awareness of asthma. The first Tuesday of May every year is this day. In 2021, the day is celebrated on 4th May.

Highlights:
♦ According to the World Health Organization, about 235 million people worldwide have asthma. It is one of the non-communicable diseases. Asthma is regarded as the most common diseases in children.
♦ The Global Asthma Initiative was launched in 1993 in cooperation with the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It provides medical guidelines based on which public health officials and health workers are spread worldwide.
♦ In India, about 6% of children and 2% of adults are affected by asthma. In India, asthma is not adequately treated and underdiagnosed.
♦ In 1998, the first World Asthma Day was celebrated in more than 35 countries/regions. During the World Asthma Congress in Spain and Barcelona, the first World Asthma Day was celebrated.
Theme: Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions
 
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