Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects 2.7 million Australians, with children being the most impacted. Asthma is responsible for at least one Australian death every day, making it a serious health concern. More than 30,000 people are hospitalised each year due to asthma, yet 80% of these hospitalisations are considered potentially avoidable.
Despite the prevalence of asthma, it is often misunderstood, causing fear and anxiety for those living with the condition.
However, there is hope.
Asthma Australia has been the leading charity for people with asthma and their communities for over 60 years.
The challenges of climate change, unhealthy air, and health inequity make it more important than ever for people with asthma to have a voice. We search for new and progressive approaches to challenge the status quo. Our work is grounded in evidence and centred on the experiences of people affected by asthma. We believe by listening to those living with asthma, designing solutions with them, and influencing change, people with asthma can live freely, unrestricted by their asthma.