Asthma International

Asthma International

Charity information

Asthma International

Supplies asthma medication to children living in low-income countries overseas.

Founded 2012

  • Mission statement

    Asthma International works to supply asthma medication to children in low-income countries. Asthma affects an estimated 300 million individuals worldwide, and approximately 250,000 people die from asthma attacks every year.

    The inaugural project will start in Vietnam in November 2015 and concentrate on children aged between 3 to 15, from a low-income background. It will run for six years, and treat an initial cohort of 100 children. The inaugural project will focus particularly on children, since they can become very distressed by the disease, with a consequent impact on their social and educational attainment. Many thousands of children are currently going untreated, or are being supplied with over-the-counter tablets, many of which are dangerous.

    The price of controlled asthma is £26 per child per year, or around 50p per week.

    Asthma International has considerable clinical support worldwide. Among its supporters are Professor Martyn Partridge of Imperial College, London, and Professor Mike Thomas, Research Director of Asthma UK. References available on request.

    Our long-term aim is to consolidate the Vietnam project and expand to other low-income countries.

  • Aims

    Asthma International aims to:

    • To improve the lives of children with chronic asthma overseas, enabling them to take part in education and free them from a debilitating and potentially life-threatening illness.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2012

    Registered Charity Number: 1137375

    Board members: 3

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 01603662437

    Address: 66 Alexandra Rd Norwich NR2 3EB

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