Asthma Australia and their state foundations seek to eliminate asthma as a major cause of ill health and disruption within the community. They provide disease education, information, research, community advocacy and support to people with asthma and as well as their carers.
GSK Australia provided a total of $45,000 in independent grants to Asthma Australia and the Asthma Foundation of Victoria during 2014 as well as donations of respiratory materials to support training and emergency community response.
Asthma Australia (national)
- $20,000 grant to support the design, development and deployment of online surveys
- $6,000 grant to support the review of health content on the Asthma Australian website to ensure accuracy and alignment to the latest edition of the Asthma Guidelines
- $14,000 grant for the development of a new patient education booklet
- Donation of 1,545 Breo Ellipta placebo inhalers and 2,170 MDI inhalers for distribution to and use by state based foundations as well as Aboriginal community health organisations
Asthma Foundation of Victoria
- $5,000 grant to support the filming of a symposium at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
- Donation of 1,848 Ventolin MDI inhalers to support patients impacted by the Hazelwood mine fire in Morwell, Victoria. Inhalers were distributed with support from the Pharmacy Guild.
- Donation of 1,000 MDI mouth pieces for use in training