Let’s celebrate World Asthma Day

To mark World Asthma Day, Boston Scientific continues with our commitment to raise awareness of the devastating impact severe asthma can have. Severe asthma isn’t just ‘really bad asthma’, it is a distinct category of asthma and requires specialised care and attention.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 235 million people are currently living with asthma around the world 1 and 30 million of these are in Europe.2

The Uncovering Asthma report launched in 2015 highlights the burden severe asthma can have on a person’s family, work and social life. This year’s World Asthma Day theme is ‘You can control your asthma’ and with the right access to specialised care, together, we can beat asthma.

To find out more about World Asthma Day visit: https://ginasthma.org/wad/

To reads the full Uncovering Asthma report visit: https://www.bostonscientific.com/en-EU/health-conditions/asthma/uncovering-asthma/Read-the-report.html

1 WHO: Asthma https://www.who.int/respiratory/asthma/en/ Accessed April 2016

2 European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Association. Asthma. Available at: https://www.efanet.org/asthma/