Asthma may affect as many as 334 million people.

The Global Asthma Report 2014

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

ADF

Asthma Drug Facility


COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


CRDs

Chronic Respiratory Diseases


DALYs

Disability adjusted life years


DOTS

Directly Observed Treatment Short-course


EAACI

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology


ECRHS

European Community Respiratory Health Survey


ED

Emergency Department


EISL

Estudio Internacional de Sibilancias en Lactantes (International Study on Wheezing in Infants)


EML

Essential Medicines List


FIRS

Forum of International Respiratory Societies


GAN

Global Asthma Network


GBD

Global Burden of Disease Survey


GINA

Global Initiative on Asthma


HFA

Hydrofluoroalkanes


HICs

High-Income Countries


ICS

Inhaled Corticosteroids


ISAAC

International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood


LMICs

Low- and Middle-Income Countries


NCDs

Non-Communicable Diseases


NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation


NMRAs

National Medicine Regulatory Agencies


NRL

National Reimbursement List


pMDI

Pressurised Metered Dose Inhalers


RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus


RW

Recurrent Wheezing


SMS

Short Message Service


The Union

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease


TRIPS

Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights


UN

United Nations


WHO

World Health Organization


YLD

Years Lived with Disability


YLL

Years of Life Lost


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