The Global Asthma Report 2022

Global Asthma Network

The Global Asthma Network (GAN) Steering Group are very grateful to our funders. We would like to thank the following organisations for their funding support of the Global Asthma Report 2022:

  • The University of Auckland, which has also provided facilities for GAN
  • Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim New Zealand
  • Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform (GAAPP)
  • IMPALA Grant. NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and TB in Africa at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - “IMPALA” (grant number 16/136/35); IMPALA was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research (GHR) using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research.
  • European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP)

We would like to thank all of the authors who contributed to the writing of the chapters.

In particular we would like to acknowledge the work of Eamon Ellwood, Development Manager, University of Auckland, for the design, development and production of the report.

The editing group were Innes Asher, Philippa Ellwood, Eamon Ellwood and David Strachan and others in the Global Asthma Network Steering Group: Karen Bissell, Chen-Yuan Chiang, Asma El Sony, Luis García-Marcos, Guy Marks, Refiloe Masekela, Eva Morales, Kevin Mortimer, Neil Pearce.

We also acknowledge the enormously valuable contributions of our colleagues and participants listed on the GAN website:

The funders of the Global Asthma Network which underpins this report and also support our GAN collaborators are listed on the GAN website


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Innes Asher: pages 2, 5, 10, 31, 61, 102.

Bente Mikkelsen: page 4.

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Shaker Alomary: page 49.

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Yousser Mohammad: page 51.

Rana Ahmed: page 52.

Marzieh Tavakol: page 54.

Konstantinos Douros: page 57.

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Eamon Ellwood, Development Manager, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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