Chronic Disease Initiative

Luis uses a spirometer to help better manage his asthma.

Luis uses a spirometer to help better manage his asthma.

12-year-old Luis has suffered with asthma since age 5. His parents work, but do not have health insurance. Americares supports the free clinic where Luis receives care with a delivery of spirometers, as part of the Chronic Disease Initiative. Now, when Luis exhales into the spirometer, clinic workers use the measurement to learn how much medicine he needs. The result: No visits to the emergency room and better management of his chronic disease.

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