Asthma and Allergy Association (AAA) Singapore
AAA Singapore, a not-for-profit organisation, was founded in 1993 and is the leading patient-centred organisation for people with asthma and allergies in Singapore. AAA was formerly the Asthma Association (AA) initiated by a group of doctors to improve knowledge and awareness of asthma.
AAA Singapore is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, rhinitis, eczema and food allergies through education and advocacy.
Through educational programmes and tools, such as printed material and online resources, AAA helps caregivers and sufferers better manage asthma and allergies, and promotes community awareness of these conditions.
AAA works with the government bodies to improve the quality of life. We are concerned with:
Managing allergies and asthma can be tough on your own. We offer support through:
AAA is a not-for-profit charity. We are able to offer our services thanks to:
AA (Asthma Association) was formed by a group of doctors to improve knowledge and awareness of asthma; a local study showed that deaths due to asthma did not decrease despite new medications available. The community-based organization was started with a grant of $30,000 from a pharmaceutical company.
The founding President was Dr Hui Kok Pheng.
There was overwhelming response to public forums, asthma camps and other activities organised, and expert advice given.
AA started a scheme to subsidise effective but expensive medications to help needy patients control asthma. This initiative continues today.
AA funded several research studies, including the importance of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in reducing hospitalizations and deaths.
AA and the Singapore National Asthma Programme (SNAP) launched a campaign which placed stickers (in English, Mandarin and Malay) on the packaging of all inhalers. They reminded patients that "Daily Use of Preventers Saves Lives".
Recognizing the rising prevalence of allergic disorders, like eczema, rhinitis and food allergy, which are co-morbidities of asthma, AA was restructured into the AAA. This would reflect the association's expanded objectives of improving public awareness of these other allergic conditions.
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