About Asthma International

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

Associate clinicians who support the work of Asthma International include:

Professor Martyn Partridge, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London, currently chair of the UK Department of Health Asthma Steering Group;

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 President of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professor Mike Thomas, 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.