My Asthma Experience and the P.L.A.I.N Project


Mrs. Amaka Chiwuike-Uba died of asthma exacerbation on July 4, 2016 and a non-governmental organization (Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation) was founded in 2016 in her memory, and they have been carrying out wonderful activities.

But do you know that we can prevent another person from dying of Asthma?

Asthma in Nigeria

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) on Tuesday (May 7th, 2019) in Abuja said that no fewer than 15 million people have Asthma in Nigeria, based on numerous studies. Olanisun Adewole, Secretary General (NTS), made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in commemoration of 2019 World Asthma Day.(Source: Premium Times)

One of my own #ASTHMAEXPERIENCES - In between the hours of 12am and 6am on September 27th 2019 I woke up with some uneasiness in breathing... And for a long while I had not had an "Asthma attack". I now had to start looking for some tablets I had kept in my wallet so that I can take two of them to get relief... I got the tablets, took them and after a while I got the relief 😁...

Dear friends, Asthma attacks are not interesting at all and MANY THANKS to God who has been really faithful to KEEP me through during those "periods" of my "Asthma Attacks", and THANK YOU to my wife and other family members/friends for their support all this while.

The P.L.A.I.N. Project

So by the evening of that 27th of September, 2019 the acronym - P.L.A.I.N was formed, which stands for "People Living-with Asthma In Nigeria". I did some online research on the issue of Asthma and I found out interesting facts related to Asthma, some of which included knowing about a "World Asthma Day"; that the frequent use of tablets and oral medications is being discouraged because of the side effects that can occur from the systemic use of tablets; that banana is one of the 10 superfoods to help one cure asthma naturally; etc...

Hence, on October 1st 2019, the "P.L.A.I.N AID Project" was launched with a social media campaign (#ActsAgainstAsthma) to raise awareness about the plight of people living with Asthma.

Together we can spread asthma awareness

“Asthma is a chronic condition that is managed both by the use of medications and also some lifestyle modifications." - Dr Oluwajimi Shodipo

So Asthma is a CONDITION and not an INFECTION, let's join hands to take ACTS AGAINST ASTHMA in NIGERIA today...

Tobi Olaitan,
Asthma Aid Advocate

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