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Country activities of Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD): focus presentations at the 11th GARD General Meeting, Brussels

Authors: Jean Bousquet, Yousser Mohammad, Anna Bedbrook, Teresa To, Rachel McGihon, Cristina Bárbara, Elisabete Melo-Gomes, José Rosado-Pinto, Paula Simão, Francisco George, Antonello Punturieri, James P. Kiley, Elizabete Nunes, Anilsa Cossa, Paulo Camargos, Raphael Stelmach, Alvaro A. Cruz, Marylin Valentin Rostan, Anahí Yañez, Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Marilyn Urrutia-Pereira, Moïses A. Calderon, René Maximiliano Gómez, Zachary German, Vítězslav Kolek, Václav Špičák, Le Thi Tuyet Lan, Suzanne Hurd, Claude Lenfant, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Banu Ekinci, Zubeyda Ozkan, Bassam Abou Al-Zahab, Ahmad Dmeirieh, Rania Shifa, Hazar Faroun, Aicha AlJaber, Ramsa Halloum, Yassine Fatmeh, Ammar Alzein, Jamal Aloush, Ghazal Dib, Rafea Shaaban, Margarete Arrais, Maria do Céu Teixeira, Cláudia Conceição, Paulo Ferrinho

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The Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) is a voluntary network of national and international organizations, institutions and agencies led by the World Health Organization (WHO), working towards the vision of a world where all people breathe freely (1). GARD is supporting WHO in successfully implementing the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013-2020. The GARD report on GARD activities is published on a regular basis. Collaboration among GARD countries is critical for sharing experiences and providing technical assistance to developing countries based on each country’s needs (2).