Asthma UK works with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding and reduce the effect of asthma in their lives. To date, the charity has spent nearly £50 million on vital research to investigate the cause, treatments and prevention of asthma.
• 3 people die from asthma every day in the UK. It is estimated that as many as 90% of these deaths could be avoided with better understanding and management of the condition.
• 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma.
• The UK has among the highest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide.
• To find out more about Asthma UK, visit the website: http://www.asthma.org.uk