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 2018:
- The University of Auckland, which has also provided facilities for GAN
- Boehringer Ingelheim New Zealand
- Global Asthma and Allergy Patient Platform (GAAPP)
- Asthma Australia
- Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) through MRC GCRF-funded project “Lung Health in Africa across the life course” [grant number MR/P022006/1]” We thank the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and TB in Africa at LSTM - “IMPALA” for helping to make this work possible. In relation to IMPALA (grant number 16/136/35) specifically: IMPALA was commissioned by the National Institute of Health Research using Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the United Kingdom National Health Service, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health or any other funder.
- Neil Pearce’s work on this report was supported by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement no 668954.
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, Catherine Gilchrist and others in the Global Asthma Network Steering Group: Nils Billo, Karen Bissell, Chiang Chen-Yuan, Asma El Sony, Luis García-Marcos, Guy Marks, Neil Pearce and David Strachan.
We also acknowledge the enormously valuable contributions of our colleagues and participants listed on our website: www.globalasthmanetwork.org.nz
The funders of the Global Asthma Network which underpin this report are also listed on our website, and include the following generous donors:
- Australia: Asthma Australia; Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
- France: Aix Marseille University; The Union
- Georgia: Center of Allergy & Immunology, Tbilisi
- Latvia: Riga Stradins University
- New Zealand: The Asthma Foundation of New Zealand; Auckland Asthma Charitable Trust; Boehringer Ingelheim; University of Auckland
- Spain: University of Murcia; University of Valencia
- Sultanate of Oman: The Oman Respiratory Society
- United Kingdom: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; National Institute for Health Research; St Georges University of London; UK Medical Research Council
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