May 26, 2024
  • World Asthma Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about asthma, globally.
  • World Asthma Day is held annually on the first Tuesday in May. This year, it will be observed on May 7.
  • The theme for World Asthma Day 2024 is ‘Asthma Education Empowers.’
  • It is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a collaborative organisation founded in 1993 under the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The inaugural World Asthma Day took place in 1998, coinciding with the inaugural World Asthma Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.


  • Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
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