The Asthma and Chest Care Foundation, previously known as Asthma and Chest Concerns is a Non Governmental organization which was established in 1997 in Ile Ife, Nigeria to cater for patients presenting with asthma, TB and other chest diseases.
We are committed to a healthy lung in a wholesome body through education, training, advocacy, research, patients’ care and community service.
We work in partnership with all stakeholders dedicated to the physical, mental, social and spiritual well- being of mankind.
To help reduce the burden of lung diseases in our society.
DID YOU KNOW?
The US has over 25 millions asthmatics. Every segment of American society, thus, grapples with the enormous burden of asthma and other chest diseases. In Nigeria, anecdotal evidence suggests that 15 – 20 million people suffer from asthma. Many children and adults are suffering from asthma. It is predicted that by the year 2025, over 400 million people will be diagnosed with asthma. In Nigeria, anecdotal evidence suggests that 15 – 20 million people suffer from asthma.
About 3 million cases of pneumonia are reported per year and about 60,000 people die because of the disease in the US. The burden of pneumonia on US economy is relatively high. Pneumonia is the highest cause of mortality in children.
Nigeria is the 4th high burden Country with Tuberculosis and mortality from the disease.
COPD is the third most common cause of death in the US. Approximately 14.8 million adults have been diagnosed with COPD, and approximately 12 million people have not yet been diagnosed. The burden of COPD affects individuals, families, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, cities, and states. In 2010, the cost of COPD in the USA was projected to be approximately US$50 billion. COPD is, however, a preventable and treatable disease.
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MAKE EACH BREATH COUNT
Thanks to donors like you, the Asthma & Chest Care Foundation can provide education and support to patients and families living with asthma and other chest diseases. Your donation helps us continue our mission to improve the quality of life for millions of people affected by these diseases.
We do this through education, advocacy and research.