World Asthma Day is a global event organized annually by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a collaborative organization founded by the World Health Organization in 1993. The day aims to raise awareness of asthma worldwide and promote a better understanding of the condition.
In response to World Asthma Day, the Hong Kong Asthma Society (HKAS) hosted a carnival event at Tsim Sha Tsui on April 29, 2023, under the theme of "Care for All." The event attracted numerous local residents and tourists who came to learn from a variety of shows and game booths. Prof. Alexis Lau from HKUST-IENV was invited as a guest of honor. We had the privilege of meeting Mr. Chan Wing Kai, HKAS Chairman, Dr. Lee Ha-yun, Libby, JP, HKSAR Under Secretary for Health, and specialists in pediatrics and respiratory diseases.
This was an amazing opportunity for us to introduce our new app feature, which enables asthma patients to record their symptoms for regular medical assessment, to event attendees, and collect instant feedback from experts for further innovation improvements. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Hong Kong Asthma Society in offering solutions that improve the wellness of asthma patients and their caregivers
Hong Kong World Asthma Day 2023 details:
- Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
- Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
- Venue: Outdoor Piazza (zone A & B), Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Fee: Free of charge