World Asthma Day

Date May 5, 2022

World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma is held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide.

World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that asthma is of major public health importance. According to WHO, it is estimated that more than 339 million people had asthma globally and there were 417,918 deaths due to asthma at the global level.

Asthma Facts

  • Each child reacts differently to the factors that may trigger asthma
  • There is no cure for asthma but can be managed with proper prevention pf asthma attacks an treatment
  • More Americans than ever before have asthma. It is one of the country’s most common and costly diseases.
  • Asthma is more common in boys than girls.
  • It is the leading chronic disease in children
  • Asthma is more common in adult women than adult men
  • African Americans are five times more likely than white Americans to visit the emergency department
  • On the average, ten Americans die from asthma each day
  • When a child has asthma, their lungs are extra sensitive to certain stimuli or “triggers” which range from viral infections to allergies

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