Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Asthma Day

World asthma day

World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The theme of year 2012 is “You Can Control Your Asthma”.. Each year the campaign theme changes,but every theme touches on the word ASTHMA.

Asthma days shows the unity all over the world in fighting the disease. This also gives hope to people with the condition that a cure may finally be found one day.

This day is celebrated in different styles all over the world. Some countries give help to those living with the condition while in other countries, sensitization is foremost. This day is very important in the fight against asthma. 

It is a day when everyone has a chance to learn more about the disease. More effort should be put on reaching out to everyone with the condition and especially the poor and those living in marginalized areas.

Only this day must not be felt but the feelings must convey through out the year. There are some places where infrastructure does not allow easy accessibility of medication and information on this disease. 

Asthma Day should not only be celebrated by those who have easy access to the information and medication. Effort should be made to reach everyone on all corners of the world.

As a result, the theme of this year’s asthma day can be realized if everyone had the correct information on how to deal with the condition. Kicking it out of our lives would then become a reality. 

First Tuesday of May each year makes so many changes in the lives of those living with the asthma condition and more so those who cannot afford the medication.