Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS)

World Asthma Day 2018

May 1 marks the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. The American Thoracic Society joins the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and other founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in recognizing this year's theme: "Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease."

According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma, which can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

Read the press release to learn more.

Last Reviewed: May 2018