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WHO plans to halve child asthma deaths

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:8
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ

    A five year plan to cut childhood deaths from asthma by half has been announced by the World Health Organisation in association with other international respiratory organisations.

    The initiative aims to cut the estimated 25000 avoidable asthma related deaths that occur in children each year. Other targets include cutting the number of childhood hospitalisations due to asthma by at least a quarter and the number of school days lost by half.

    The plan was …

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