At this time, asthma has no cure. To live symptom-free, people with asthma need access to proper diagnosis and treatment, and clean, unpolluted air to breathe.
A key focus of our current advocacy initiatives centers on access to innovative medicines by providing both input to the federal government, and through patient evidence submissions.
Asthma Ghana continues to advocate for the needs of the Ghana asthma community, calling for access to medications through a national pharma care plan, while also working to protect patient access to innovative medicines in our country.
We continue to provide the government with patient input on new asthma treatments through patient evidence submissions.
Asthma is a chronic condition, it can be controlled but not cured. As you live with your asthma, you will need to learn about people and places to go to for help. Self-advocacy empowers you to get the support you need by:
Taking an active role in managing your asthma.
Asking the right questions to the right people, and making sure you understand the answers you are given before making decisions about your care.
Working with your healthcare professionals to help you set your goals, and then meet them.
Understanding your rights and responsibilities as a patient.
Telling your family, friends, boss, co-workers and others what they can do to help you manage your asthma.
Knowledge is power in self-advocacy. Understanding the words that your Healthcare Professionals use will help you become more comfortable asking questions. If you don't understand something, ask. You should ask questions to make sure you understand exactly what choices you have as you manage your asthma.
You will find that the type of information you need will change over time. Start with understanding the big questions before you ask about the small details, but make sure that you keep asking for the information you feel is important. Some resources are listed below to help you get started.
Your Voice For Asthma
At Asthma Ghana, we are the leading for-purpose consumer group advocating for people with asthma and the people who care for them.
Currently, Ghana's national health insurance plan that does not include enough prescription medications for asthma management.
Asthma Ghana supports the Government's commitment to reduce costs and improve access to necessary prescription medications.
Asthma Ghana will continue to advocate for the needs of the Ghana asthma community, calling for lower drug costs through National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) while also working to protect patient access to innovative medicines in our country.
Asthma Ghana continues to advocate and raise awareness about the importance of choice and innovative medicines for the asthma community.
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