Asthma may affect as many as 334 million people.

The Global Asthma Report 2014

GLOBAL ASTHMA NETWORK STUDY GROUP

The Global Asthma Report Study Group consists of the Global Asthma Network Steering Group and the principal investigators of the Global Astma Network centres that provided data for the Global Asthma Network Asthma Guidelines survey in 2013 or the Global Asthma Network Asthma Medicines survey in 2014.

Global Asthma Network Steering Group

MI Asher, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

NE Billo, Public Health Consulting, Bern, Switzerland

K Bissell, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Paris, France

C-Y Chiang, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Paris, France

A El Sony, The Epidemiological Laboratory (Epi-Lab), Khartoum, Sudan

P Ellwood, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

L García-Marcos, University of Murcia, Pabellon Docente Universitario, Murcia, Spain

J Mallol, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital El Pino, University of Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile

G Marks, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia

N Pearce, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

D Strachan, St George’s, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

Principal Investigators

Africa

Algeria

Bab El Oued, Professor Samya Taright

Blida, Professor Rachida Boukari

Wilaya of Algiers, Professor Badia Benhabylès

Benin

Cotonou, Professor Martin Gninafon

Sèmè Podji, Dr Hervé Lawin

Burkina Faso

Bobo-Dioulasso, Dr Emile Birba

Cameroon

Douala, Dr Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane

Yaounde, Dr Eric Walter Pefura Yone

Congo Dem Rep

Kinshasa, Professor Dr Jean-Marie Kayembe

Egypt

Alexandria, Dr Alaa Mokhtar

Cairo, Professor Mona El Falaki

Ethiopia

Mekelle, Amanuel Berihu

Gambia

Fajara, Dr Suzanne Anderson

Ghana

Accra, Dr Henry N. Nagai

Kumasi, Dr Emmanuel OD Addo-Yobo

Kenya

Eldoret, Professor Fabian O Esamai

Nairobi, Dr Evans I. Amukoye

Libya

Tripoli, Dr Mohamed Shenkada

Malawi

Blantyre, Dr Kevin Mortimer

Mali

Bamako, Dr Yacouba Toloba

Nigeria

Enugu, Dr Adaeze Ayuk

Gusau, Dr Bilkisu Garba Ilah

Ibadan, Professor Adegoke Falade

Ife, Professor Gregory E. Erhabor

Lagos, Dr Ngozi Onyia

Maiduguri, Dr Ahmed Hamman Gabdo

Reunion Island

Reunion Island, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

Senegal

Dakar, Associate Professor Nafissatou O. Toure

South Africa

Cape Town, Professor Heather J Zar

Ekurhuleni, Professor Kuku Voyi

Polokwane, Professor Kuku Voyi

Pretoria, Professor Refiloe Masekala

Sudan

Gadarif, Sara Azeim

Khartoum, Professor Asma El Sony

Togo

Lome, Professor Osseni Tidjani

Tunisia

Ariana, Professor Agnès Hamzaoui

Uganda

Kampala, Dr William Worodria

Zambia

Lusaka, Dr Somwe Wa Somwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Dr Portia Manangazira

Asia-Pacific

China

Beijing, Professor Yu-Zhi Chen

Hefei, Dr Xiaohong Kan

Tayuan, Professor Yan Lin

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Dr Christopher K W Lai

Indonesia

Bandung, Professor Dr Cissy B Kartasasmita

North Sumatera, Dr Wisman Dalimunthe

Japan

Fukuoka, Dr Hiroshi Odajima

Tochigi, Professor Shigemi Yoshihara

Korea, South

Seoul, Professor Dr Soo-Jong Hong

Lao PDR

Lao PDR, Associate Professor Dr Kongsap Akkhavong

Malaysia

Kota Bharu, Dr Mariana Daud

Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Professor Sonomjamts Munkhbayarlakh

Philippines

Metro Manila, Dr Rudy Pagcatipunan

Singapore

Singapore, Associate Professor Daniel Yam Thiam Goh

Taiwan

Tainan, Professor Y Leon Guo

Taipei, Professor Jing-Long Huang

Thailand

Bangkok, Dr Pakit Vichyanond

Chantaburi, Dr Sintra Phumethum

Chiang Mai, Professor Muthita Trakultivakorn

Khon Kaen, Associate Professor Jamaree Teeratakulpisarn

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh, Associate Professor Lan Thi Tuyet Le

Eastern Mediterranean

Iran

Ahwaz, Dr Maria Cheraghi

Birjand, Dr Mohammed-Reza Masjedi

Bushehr, Dr Mohammed-Reza Masjedi

Rasht, Dr Mohammed-Reza Masjedi

Tehran, Dr Mohammed-Reza Masjedi

Yazd, Associate Professor Mehran Karimi

Zanjan, Dr Mohammed-Reza Masjedi

Israel

Israel, Professor Tamar Shohat

Jordan

Amman, Professor Faisal Abu-Ekteish

Jerash, Professor Omar Al Omari

Kuwait

Kuwait, Dr Jawad A al-Momen

Malta

Malta, Professor Stephen Montefort

Oman

Al-Khod, Professor Omar Al-Rawas

Pakistan

Islamabad, Dr Mohammad Osman Yusuf

Palestine

North Gaza, Associate Professor Nuha El Sharif

Ramallah, Associate Professor Nuha El Sharif

Saudi Arabia

Abha, Dr Badr Rashed Al-Ghamdi

Alkhobar, Dr Abdullah Yousef

Madinah, Dr Mahmoud A. Nahhas

Riyadh, Dr Ziad A Memish

Syrian Arab Republic

Lattakia, Professor Yousser Mohammad

United Arab Emirates

Sharjah, Assistant Professor Bassam Mahboub

Indian Subcontinent

India

Bangalore, Dr Bharath Kumar Reddy

Bikaner, Professor Mohammed Sabir

Chandigarh, Professor Meenu Singh

Chennai, Dr RP Ilangho

Jaipur, Professor Virendra Singh

Kolkata (10), Dr Anirban Maitra

Kolkata (14), Dr Mausumi Mukherjee

Kottayam, Professor T U Sukumaran

Lucknow, Professor Shally Awasthi

Mumbai (11), Dr Asha Vijaykumar Pherwani

Mumbai (7), Dr Uday Ananth Pai

New Delhi, Professor S K Sharma

Vellore, Dr Sneha Varkki

Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dr Kirthi D Gunasekera

Peradeniya, Dr Sanathusara T Kudagammana

Latin America

Argentina

Buenos Aires, Dr Natalio Salmun

Mendoza, Dr Fabian Alejandro Castracane

Salta, Dr Maximiliano Gómez

Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Dra Rosario Pinto-Vargas

Brasil

Belo Horizonte, Professor Paulo Augusto M Camargos

Curitiba, Professor Nelson Rosário

Feira de Santana, Professora Heli Viera Brandão

Passo Fundo, Dr Arnaldo Carlos Porto Neto

Pelotas, Professor Ana Maria Menezes

Porto Alegre, Professor Gilberto B Fischer

Recife, Professor Murilo de Britto

Rio de Janeiro, Professor Fábio Chigres Kuschnir

Santo André, Assistant Professor Neusa Falbo Wandalsen

Sao Paulo South, Professor Dirceu Solé

Chile

Santiago, Professor Viviana Aguirre

Valdivia, Professor Mario A Calvo Gil

Colombia

Bogota, Dr Elizabeth Garcia

Bucaramanga, Dr Jürg Niederbacher

Latin America cont.

Colombia cont.

Cali, Dr Gustavo A Ordoñez

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Professor Manuel E Soto-Quirós

Ecuador

Esmeraldas, Professor Phillip Cooper

Guayaquil, Dr César Bustos

Quito, Dr Sergio Barba

El Salvador

San Salvador, Dr Margarita Figueroa Colorado

Grenada

Grenada, Associate Professor Muge Akpinar-Elci

Jamaica

Kingston, Dr Eulalia Kahwa

Mexico

Ciudad de Mexico, Dra Blanca E Del-Río-Navarro

Ciudad Victoria, Dr Roberto García-Almaráz

Guadalajara, Mr Dante Hernández-Colín

Mexicali Valley, Dr Valente Merida-Palacio

Monterrey, Professor Sandra Nora González-Díaz

Querétaro, Dr Rafael Francisco Páramo-Arroyo

San Luis Potosí, Dr Carlos A. Jiménez González

Nicaragua

Matagalpa, Marcia Zulema Cordero Rizo

Panama

David-Panamá, Dr Gherson Cukier

Peru

Lima, Dr Pascual Chiarella

Puno, Assistant Professor William Checkley

Tumbes, Assistant Professor William Checkley

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Darren Dookeeram

Uruguay

Montevideo, Dra Dolores Holgado

North America

Canada

Montréal, Dr Sze Man Tse

Ontario, Professor Teresa To

Saskatoon, Professor Donna C. Rennie

United States

Chicago, Assistant Professor Harsha Kumar

Fort Wayne, Dr Riddhi Prakash Doshi

North Carolina, Professor Karin Yeatts

Seattle, Professor Gregory J Redding

Virginia, Associate Professor Muge Akpinar-Elci

Northern and Eastern Europe

Albania

Tiranë, Professor Alfred Priftanji

Armenia

Yerevan, Dr Astghik Baghdasaryan

Belarus

Grodno, Dr Andrei Shpakou

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prijedor, Dr Sanela Domuz

Bulgaria

Sofia, Dr Tihomir B Mustakov

Croatia

Rijeka, Professor Vojko Rožmanic

Denmark

Copenhagen, PhD Fellow Lene Lochte

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands, Dr Pál Weihe

Finland

Helsinki, Professor Mika Mäkelä

Georgia

Kutaisi, Professor Maia Gotua

Tbilisi, Professor Maia Gotua

Hungary

Szeged, Professor Zoltán Novák

Kosovo

Prishtina, Dr Luljeta Neziri Ahmetaj

Latvia

Riga, Assistant Professor Vija Svabe

Macedonia

Skopje, Associate Professor Emilija Vlaski

Norway

Oslo, Dr Wenche Nystad

Tromsø, Dr Wenche Nystad

Poland

Krakow, Associate Professor Grzegorz Lis

Poznan, Associate Professor Anna Brêborowicz

Romania

Cluj-Napoca, Professor Diana Deleanu

Russia

Novosibirsk, Professor Dr Elena G Kondiourina

Tomsk, Professor Elena Kamaltinova

Serbia

Belgrade, Professor Zorica Zivkovic

Indjija, Dr Danilo Višnjevac

Novi Sad, Dr Mila Hadnadjev

Turkey

Ankara, Professor Arzu Yorgancioglu

Oceania

Australia

Adelaide, Dr Andrew Tai

Brisbane, Dr Scott Burgess

Newcastle, Professor Joerg Mattes

Sydney, Professor Guy Marks

French Polynesia

Polynésie française, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

New Caledonia

Nouvelle-Calédonie, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

New Zealand

Auckland, Professor Innes Asher

Bay of Plenty, Dr Chris Moyes

Christchurch, Associate Professor Philip Pattemore

Hawkes Bay, Dr Sarah Currie

Marlborough, Karen Vis

Northland, Kataraina Harawira

Otago, Associate Professor Robert Hancox

Waikato, Dr David Graham

Wellington, Dr Sunia Foliaki

Niue

Niue Island, Dr Marina Pulu

Samoa

Apia, Dr Litara Esera-Tulifau

Tokelau

Tokelau, Dr Tekie Iosefa

Tonga

Nuku'alofa, Dr George Aho

Tuvalu

Funafuti, Dr Nese Ituaso-Conway

Vanuatu

Port Vila, Dr Griffith Harrison

Western Europe

Austria

Salzburg, Professor Josef Riedler

Urfahr-umgebung, Associate Professor Gerald Haidinger

Belgium

Antwerp, Professor Joost Weyler

Channel Islands

Guernsey, Dr Peter Standring

Cyprus

Nicosia, Dr Panayiotis Yiallouros

France

Bordeaux, Professor Chantal Raherison

Créteil, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

Marseille, Professor Denis Charpin

West Marne, Dr Isabella Annesi-Maesano

Germany

Munich, Professor Dr. med. Erika von Mutius

Greece

Athens, Associate Professor Christina Gratziou

Thessaloniki, Professor John Tsanakas

Ireland

Ireland, Dr Patrick Manning

Italy

Ascoli Piceno, Professor Sergio Bonini

Empoli, Dr Maria Grazia Petronio

Palermo, Dr Stefania La Grutta

Roma, Dr Francesco Forastiere

Trento, Dr Silvano Piffer

Netherlands

Utrecht, Professor Bert Brunekreef

Portugal

Lisboa, Dr José Rosado Pinto

Spain

Asturias, Dr Ignacio Carvajal-Urueña

Barcelona, Professor Rosa M Busquets

Bilbao, Professor Carlos González Díaz

Cádiz, Dr Andrés Rabadán-Asensio

Cartagena, Professor Luis García-Marcos

Castellón, Dr Alberto Arnedo-Pena

La Coruña, Dr Angel López-Silvarrey Varela

Madrid, Professor Gloria García-Hernández

Málaga, Dr Julia Wärnberg

San sebastián, Professor Eduardo G Pérez-Yarza

Sevilla, Professor Manuel Praena-Crespo

Valencia, Professor Maria M. Morales Suárez-Varela

United Kingdom

Birmingham, Dr Adel H Mansur

Vatican City

Vatican City, MD Alessandro Fiocchi

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