Asthma: 340 million people affected worldwide

Asthma: 340 million people affected worldwide

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On the eve of the opening of the Congress of Pneumology in the French language, which is being held in Marseilles, we are talking about asthma. As a chronic disease, asthma affects around 340 million people. It is characterized by recurrent attacks, where we observe breathing difficulties and wheezing.

While asthma can be controlled with medication, it is also possible to prevent attacks by identifying and avoiding what triggers them. How to recognize an asthma attack? Can you control your asthma on a daily basis?

  • Professor Louis-Jean Couderc, Professor of Pneumology. Former head of the pneumology department at the Foch Hospital in Suresnes, in the Paris region
  • Pr Kadiatou Boncoungoupulmonologist and specialist in Allergology at the University Hospital of Yalgado Ouedraogo.

At the end of the program, we take stock of the scientific days of the PAC-CI program for World Health in Abidjan which are taking place on January 23 and 24, 2023. We talk about it with the Pr Thérèse N’dri-YomanProfessor of Medicine, former Minister of Health and the Fight against AIDS, from June 2011 to November 2012, in Côte d’Ivoire.


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