Asthma control in adults – unfinished business!

Umesh G Lalloo


Asthma treatment has advanced tremendously in the last 3 decades. Medical science has provided evidence based treatment strategies to control over 90% of persons afflicted with asthma. Evidence of the efficacy of this strategy is manifest significantly by a reduction in asthma mortality globally. South Africa, despite being one of the most resourced country on the African continent still has an unacceptably high mortality (1).

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