Chronic respiratory diseases

Scope: asthma

Dr Suyapa Sosa Ferrari, president of the Honduras Chest Association, helps a patient with asthma
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)
Dr Suyapa Sosa Ferrari, president of the Honduras Chest Association, helps a patient with asthma

According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.

Asthma is not just a public health problem for high income countries: it occurs in all countries regardless of level of development. Over 80% of asthma deaths occurs in low- and lower-middle income countries.

Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families and possibly restricting individuals’ activities for a lifetime.

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