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World Asthma Day, 4th May 2010

May 4, 2010 12:39:36 PM - thecolombotimes.com

Affordable quality-assured asthma medicines bring hope to low-income countries

Bobby Ramakant - CNS


(CNS): This World Asthma Day, people suffering from asthma in low- and middle-income countries can find new hope in its theme “You Can Control Your Asthma”, thanks to the Asthma Drug Facility created by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). The cost of treating asthma with essential medicines has dropped by nearly half for countries working with the Asthma Drug Facility (ADF), a procurement mechanism that makes it possible for low- and middle-income countries to obtain quality-assured essential asthma medicines at affordable prices.