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Asthma (Cecile Mace, Karen Bissell)

Asthma (Cecile Mace, Karen Bissell)

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Asthma situationand the³Asthma Drug Facility´ response
Providing access to affordable quality assured essential asthma medicines
 
G
lobal Burden of Asthma
‡ 300 million cases worldwide, still increasing‡ Common chronic disease among children‡ Majority in low- and lower-middle income countries‡ Prevalence higher in urban areas‡ Asthma accounts for about 1 death in every 250 deathsworldwide‡ Health cost of asthma increases with ineffectivemanagement
Masoli M et al.Burden of asthma. http://www.ginasthma.com
 
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hallenges for management of asthma in poor countries
‡ Major cause of unplanned visits to health facilitiesin urban centres‡ Low income and low health expenditure per capita‡ Priority is given to communicable diseases‡ Poor access to health services, particularly for thelong-term management needed for asthma‡ Lack of trained health personnel‡ Low or non-affordability of asthma medicines for patients

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