Since 1963, the Asthma Foundation of Victoria (AFV) has worked actively in the community towards reducing the impact of asthma on the day-to-day lives of Victorians. Over the last 50 years, AFV has been the leading consumer authority on asthma and anaphylaxis education, information, research, community advocacy and support in the state.
Nominated as a Federal Government health priority, Australia has amongst the world’s highest rates of asthma. It is one of our most prevalent chronic health issues. Asthma is among the key reasons for childhood hospitalisation and school absenteeism but impacts across all age groups. Over 600,000 Victorians have asthma. It is a serious condition, which resulted in 378 deaths in 2011.
Recently AFV has expanded its services to encompass anaphylaxis, including peanut food allergy, to inform and assist people in ways to best manage this condition.
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