Country Reports from Africa
Asthma remains the most common non-communicable disease (NCD) in children and adolescents in Africa. With NCDs set to overtake infectious diseases in Africa by 2030, there is a great need to address asthma in this youthful continent. Despite this, asthma remains largely undiagnosed and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Poverty, environmental exposures and stigma worsen outcomes for people with asthma.