Program easing asthma among kids

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asthma ACTAUSTRALIA - Asthma is the most-common medical condition amongst Canberra school students and a leading cause of absenteeism affecting one in six students.

There are about 62,400 people in the ACT under 15, and while not all of these are at school, one in six will be debilitated to varying degrees because of asthma.

Recognising this problem, the Federal Government, with the involvement of the Asthma Foundations, launched the Asthma Friendly Schools program to support children with asthma, and to enable the school staff to better handle asthma emergencies if they arise. The Asthma Foundation ACT is rolling out the program in Canberra. Schools are invited to participate and when they meet the required criteria they are certified "asthma friendly".

source City news