GINA Report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention


Updated December 2012

Please reference this document as follows: From the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2012. Available from:


Asthma is a serious global health problem. People of all ages in countries throughout the world are affected by this chronic airway disorder that, when uncontrolled, can place severe limits on daily life and is sometimes fatal. The prevalence of asthma is increasing in most countries, especially among children. Asthma is a significant burden, not only in terms of health care costs but also of lost productivity and reduced participation in family life.


GINA's Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention presents a comprehensive plan to manage asthma with the goal of reducing chronic disability and premature deaths while allowing patients with asthma to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Click on the links at the top or bottom of this page to download a copy of the guidelines.


Click here to download a list of publications reviewed by the GINA Science Committee to prepare the 2012 updates of the documents.