BEIJING, 28 March 2006 – Today, members of the World Health Organization (WHO) met in China for the official launch of the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD).  GARD seeks to build awareness of chronic respiratory diseases (CRD), promote prevention against risk factors as well as improve the quality and affordability of care to patients with chronic respiratory diseases in all countries, with a particular emphasis on developing countries... Full release - Backgrounder