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Project aims to improve asthma control in African schoolchildren

The investment from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is part of its Global Health Research Programme and will fund the three year project 'Achieving Control of Asthma in Children In Africa' (ACACIA) taking place in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Previously, asthma in African children was not thought to be a major health issue. But more African children are developing the long-term disease as they move to urban areas. Recent surveys in schools found that over 20 per cent of South African children aged 13 to 14 have ongoing asthma symptoms. But to date, there has been a lack of evidence to tackle the issue.

Using theatre to improve asthma awareness

The study will involve 3,000 children aged between 12 and 14 years old with asthma symptoms, and use surveys to assess their asthma control, treatment, attitudes to asthma, as well as the barriers to achieving good control.

A similar UK study led by this research group found that 46 per cent of young people (aged 12 - 18) had suboptimal asthma control, and that many young people faced a range of barriers to good asthma management, including lack of knowledge, forgetfulness and perceived stigma.

Asthma Control?

I need help finding techniques that will help improve my breathing. I would like something that can lower the risk of me having asthma attacks. anything will be helpful videos,magazines,etc. I would like to know if there is anything that can help me


My suggestion to you is to find an Asthma Education source near you. There are courses given by Physicians and Respiratory Therapists that are certified in Asthma Education. They will teach you anything and everything you need to know about the disease


Don't you have an inhaler with you? Or have a nebulizer at home?

Most schools have nebulizers just in case.


albuteral - with the breathing machine - we use to take my husband once a month and havent ever since.

How do athletes with asthma control it?

athletes with asthma have a lot more challenges then normal athletes. so what do they do to control it? cause what i been doing hasn't been helping. how do the athletes over come their challenges?


By using inhaled steroids and their inhaler sensibly. The steroids aren't performance enhance like anabolic steroid and are not banned by any sport Talk to your doctor how he/she recommends you deal with it. They might refer you to a sports medicine doctor.


By using inhaled steroids and their inhaler sensibly. The steroids aren't performance enhance like anabolic steroid and are not banned by any sport Talk to your doctor how he/she recommends you deal with it. They might refer you to a sports medicine doctor.


Yea im a very active person. I swim, play volleyball, and basketball,while traning to be a lifeguard.

I use 3 different inhalors (one for excersice induced, one to diminish swelling, and one for attacks).

In addition I use