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National Asthma Council Australia

The National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

The National Asthma Council Australia is a collaboration of three member bodies:

  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Launched in 1990, the Council was formed to lead a national effort to combat the alarming number of deaths from asthma in the 1980s. Since their formation, this figure has fallen significantly with improved management of asthma by health professionals and patients and their carers.

Although asthma remains a serious problem in Australia, the Council continue to rise to the challenge.

The Council's ongoing priorities are to:

  • provide up-to-date information on asthma to health professionals to help improve their quality of care
  • gather, analyze and share information on asthma
  • work with all members of the asthma community, including people with asthma and their carers, health professionals, patient support organisations, the health industry, and government agencies
  • continue to inform the standard for best-practice asthma management.

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Last reviewed: June 2018

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Asthma & Wheezing in the First Years of Life - National Asthma Council Australia

Wheezing occurs when the small airways of the lungs become narrow or constricted. This makes it difficult to breathe, and can cause a whistling sound when breat

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Dust mites trigger my asthma and allergies - National Asthma Council Australia

About dust mitesDust mites are microscopic creatures that feed off human skin scales. They are one of the most common allergen triggers for asthma, especial

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Car air filters - National Asthma Council Australia

In your carMany people spend a significant amount of time in a car, either as driver or a passenger. When in a car, you can be exposed to allergens or respira

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Gas stoves and asthma in children - National Asthma Council Australia

Most people know about pollen, dust mites and mould as triggers of their childs asthma symptoms. But recent findings suggest that cooking with gas stoves, or e

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Bushfires and asthma - National Asthma Council Australia

Bushfires and asthma first aid

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Translated resources - National Asthma Council Australia

We are a not-for-profit charity and the national authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.

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Asthma winter checklist - National Asthma Council Australia

Colds and flu can hit hard if you have asthma. In fact, the common cold is behind around 4 out of 5 bad asthma attacks. Make sure your lungs are in the best pos

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Healthy in the heat - National Asthma Council Australia

If you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or hay fever, make sure you are well prepared when the

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Finding the right asthma information - National Asthma Council Australia

Judi Wicking, nurse and asthma educator - knowing how to find the right information and resources for your child is important in helping to manage their asthma.

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Translated action plans - National Asthma Council Australia

We are a not-for-profit charity and the national authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.

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