World Asthma Day is celebrated on May 3rd every year to raise awareness about asthma. The disease is much more common than we know and every year, millions of people are diagnosed with it.
World Asthma Day was founded by the Global Initiative for Asthma in collaboration with the World Health Organisation in 1993. It was first observed in 1998 in more than 35 countries.
The theme for 2023 Asthma Day is "Asthma care for All" . The theme promotes the development and implementation of effective asthma management programs in all resource countries.
The exact cause of asthma is yet not identified, but it occurs due to various reasons such as health conditions, especially respiratory health issues, a history of infectious viruses, extreme weather conditions, pests, environment irritants, intense emotions, and the hygiene hypothesis.