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The National Asthma Council Australia has released its strategy for the new year, to address the impact of asthma as one of Australia’s most widespread chronic health conditions.

Health Minister Greg Hunt launched the strategy on Wednesday 31 January, while announcing a further $1 million in government funding for an asthma support program in schools.

The National Asthma Strategy 2018 focuses on improving asthma control, and explores new approaches to predict and manage public health advice and treatment in response to environmental risks, including thunderstorms.

It also aims to strengthen the evidence base for asthma prevention, saying there is currently no reliable evidence for effective interventions to prevent the onset of asthma (primary prevention).


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(Source: AHHA)

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