Asthma Foundation of Victoria
Since 1963, the Asthma Foundation of Victoria (AFV) has worked towards reducing the impact of asthma on the day-to-day lives of Victorians. Over the last 45 years the AFV has developed the reputation as the leading consumer authority on asthma and anaphylaxis education, information, counseling, community advocacy and support in the state.
Nominated as a Federal Government health priority, Asthma has gained public recognition as a major health issue. 1 in 6 children and 1 in 9 adults are now affected. Asthma is among the key reasons for childhood hospitalisation and school absenteeism. In 2006 there were 402 deaths due to asthma with asthma identified as an associated or underlying cause of 1,255 deaths.
Recently the AFV has expanded its services to encompass anaphylaxis, including peanut food allergy, to inform and assist people in ways to best manage this condition.
Please help us to continue to help Victorians with asthma and anaphylaxis by calling (03) 9326 7088 or visit our website for more information.
03 9326 7088
491 - 495 King Street West Melbourne, Victoria 3003 Australia