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About Asthma International

Asthma International is a registered charity, number 1137375. It was set up by journalist Gary Dexter in 2010.

Associate clinicians who support the work of Asthma International include:

Professor Martyn Partridge, Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Patient Centred Care, Imperial College London;

Dr Raj Singh of the Chest Foundation of India, an assembly member of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA);

Professor Le Thi Tuyet Lan, Ph.D., Chairwoman of the University Medical Centre of Ho Chi Minh City Respiratory Care Centre, and member of the assembly of GINA;

Professor Arshad Javaid, Department of Pulmonology, the Lady Reading Hospital, and President of the Pakistan Chest Society.

Professor Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Professor of Allergy & Paediatric Allergy, University of Manchester, and ex-President of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professor Mike Thomas, former Chief Medical Officer, Asthma UK

Asthma International exists to raise money to make a difference in the lives of asthmatics overseas. Working in partnership with local doctors and community hospitals, it supplies asthma medications, equipment and advice.

Asthma International’s objects are (from its constitution):

  1. To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of asthma in the developing world through the provision of financial assistance, support, education and advice;
  2. To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to asthma.

In February 2016 Asthma International began a $27,000 programme to treat 100 children of school age from low-income backgrounds, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.