AFWA would like thank the McCusker Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of $20,000 to our 2012 Research Fund.
Since its inception, the Asthma Foundation WA has a proud history of funding novel, “cutting-edge” and unique research into respiratory conditions in Western Australia (WA). The Foundation views research as essential to its goal of freeing West Australians from the burden of asthma.
The Asthma Foundation WA’s research program has the following broad objectives:
- Promotion of asthma research by encouraging Western Australian based researchers to target asthma and promoting new researchers to an interest in asthma.
- Raising public awareness through public meetings and media coverage which promotes asthma research and the need for continuing research based in Western Australia.
- Funding of asthma research by providing financial support for selected research studies directed towards understanding the cause and mechanism of asthma, improving asthma treatment and management by doctors and patients and understanding the nature and scale of asthma's impact on the community.
- Lobbying for increased resources by liaising with governments to provide increased resources for asthma research and patient services.