What can we do to close the gap in asthma care?
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing fits. Though it is commonly known to impact children the most, Asthma affects the lives of 3.8 million Canadians, making it the third most common chronic disease in Canada. An estimated 300 Canadians are newly diagnosed with asthma everyday.
World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, a collaborative branch of the World Health Organization. This years World Asthma Day is focused on “Closing Gaps in Asthma Care.” Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be treated. The goal is to reduce preventable suffering by closing the gaps in knowledge, access to medical services and accuracy of treatment methods.
To learn more about asthma as a chronic disease and the impact it has on Canadians, MEDUCOM took some time to write down their guesses to the following statistics. Would you have guessed correctly?
Learn more about World Asthma Day by visiting: https://ginasthma.org/world-asthma-day-2022/