Asthma Australia is seeking help from culturally diverse health professionals who can undertake a media interview with SBS radio language programs about thunderstorm asthma this week.
This year, due to environmental conditions, there's a higher risk of an event occurring.
Asthma Australia sent out a media release today, explicitly trying to reach people of Indian, Sri-Lankan and south-east Asian ethnicity who are at high risk to thunderstorm asthma but may not know it.
On 21 November 2016, the largest thunderstorm asthma event ever recorded hit Melbourne, it killed ten people, six were from Indian, Sri-Lankan and south-east Asian birth, and people from these ethnicities accounted for 39% of excess respiratory presentations to hospitals.
SBS radio is looking to discuss thunderstorm asthma with their listeners, in the following languages:
Punjabi Cantonese Tamil Hindi Urdu Malay
If you can help please contact Teresa Vella, PR Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0403 895 144.