Access to Medicines Is Key to Reducing Suffering from Asthma

Article – Citizen News 7 May: World Asthma Day Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service CNS Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty things like going to school, working at …Access to Medicines Is Key to Reducing Suffering from Asthma 7 May: World Asthma Day Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty – things like going to school, working at a job, looking after children or aging parents, running or even walking. About 235 million people in the world suffer from asthma and the number is increasing – asthma is a neglected epidemic. There are high costs of poorly controlled asthma. “The costs of acute treatment at the doctor or hospital, the lost productivity of people with asthma or parents of children with asthma, the lost education of children who are too unwell to attend school, all amount to billions of dollars lost to society.” says Professor Innes Asher, Chair of the Global Asthma Network (GAN) Steering Group. Good asthma management can change all this. Appropriate management includes people with asthma knowing the steps to take to prevent their asthma symptoms and to treat worsening asthma (self management plans). They also need to be able to access effective health care management when it...

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