1st Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual Asthma Conference And Official Launch Of Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) - Thursday, 6th July 2017

The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) is organizing the Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual Asthma Conference holding on 6th July 2017 at Roban Hotels, Enugu, with the theme: Improving the Quality of Life of Nigerians: The Role of Timely and Accurate Diagnosis and Management of Asthma


The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) http://www.acuf.org.ng is organizing the Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual Asthma Conference holding on 6th July 2017 at Roban Hotels, Enugu. The Conference with the theme: Improving the Quality of Life of Nigerians: The Role of Timely and Accurate Diagnosis and Management of Asthma will commence by 9.30am and would have Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’abba, former Speaker, House of Representatives as the Chairman and H.E. Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Delta State as the Guest of Honour.

The Conference will have Dr. Cajetan C. Onyedum, MBBS, FWACP, FCCP, Associate Professor/Reader in Medicine and a Consultant Respiratory Physician, Dr. Adaeze C. Ayuk, M.B.B.S, FMCPaed, Consultant Pulmonologist and Pediatricianand Mr. Larry Oguego, National Coordinator, Human Rights Volunteer Corps of Nigeria (HRVC)as Speakers/Panelists with Dr. Ikechukwu Obi, Community/Public Health Medicine Specialistsas the Moderator.

The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual Asthma Conference is an annual conference organized by the Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) in collaboration with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the Knowledge and Policy Management Initiative (KAPOMI), the Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) and the Human Rights Volunteer Corps (HRVC) to create awareness on asthma, educate and train the public (including those suffering from asthma and those in the position of managing asthma patients --- health care providers, schools, etc) on various ways to manage asthma, to reduce morbidity and mortality. It also serves as a platform to brainstorm --- share information, review and evaluate progresses and challenges in the diagnosis and management of asthma. In addition, the Conference acts as a forum for public debates and policy dialogue on rethinking asthma management in Nigeria.

Asthma is one of the world’s most common long-term conditions currently affecting over 300 million people worldwide and projected to increase by another 100 million people by the year 2025. In Nigeria, it is estimated that more than 100 million Nigerians would suffer from Asthma in year 2025. Currently, it is estimated that more than 15 million Nigerians have asthma with about 5-10% of children in any given community suffering from asthma. Notwithstanding the availability of different asthma drugs, significant numbers of patients are still suffering from asthma while a significant number still dies from the disease. More so, an estimated (75%) hospital admissions for asthma and as many as, 90% of the asthma deaths are avoidable. Painfully, Nigeria has lost many gifted and illustrious sons and daughters (including Mrs. Amaka Chiwuike-Uba) prematurely due to asthma.

In United States of America (USA), 1 in 13 have asthma and 10 Americans die from asthma daily with women making up over 65% of these deaths. Globally, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people have asthma.

The inadequate attention given to the management of asthma and ways of improving treatment could be a significant factor for the increase in morbidity and mortality from asthma despite major advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease.

As part of its focus to gain worldwide publicity and online visibility to reach out to those suffering from Asthma, medical practitioners and key policy and decision makers, The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation had contracted its social media campaigns, branding, digital marketing and website design project to BestSoft Nigeria http://www.bestsoftnigeria.biz. Ranked as the best web design firm in Nigeria and with its head office in Calabar, Cross River state, BestSoft Nigeria Limited has built a solid team of web and marketing professionals that help clients and customers succeed online.

More than 150 participants have confirmed their attendance to the Conference. Participants are drawn from all the sectors of the Nigerian economy, especially, the health and education sectors. The participants include those suffering from Asthma, medical practitioners and key policy and decision makers who have the powers to put policies and programmes into action. In participants include prominent private sector operators, international donor organizations and members of academia, civil society, and media, etc.

About Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF)
Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) was established in November 2016 memory of Mrs. Amaka Onyemaechi Chiwuike-Uba, as a non-profit, non-governmental and charitable Organisation to continue the very ideals she lived for and to help asthma patients live a better life. Mrs. Amaka Chiwuike-Uba died of asthma exacerbation on July 4, 2016. The Foundation among other objects, was, primarily established to:

Educate, advocate and provide services for families suffering from asthma to better manage asthma through home assessments, education and training, workshops and community events.
Stimulate and promote collaboration in research, education and innovation on asthma, anaphylaxis, other respiratory and health conditions.

Mission Statement
ACUF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people; especially, those with asthma and allergic diseases through research, education and training, networking and advocacy.

Vision Statement
ACUF envision a society with better breathing, better living, and happier, united and prosperous people.


Chiwuike Uba, CPA, FCNA, FCMA
Chairman, Board of Trustees, ACUF
51 Nze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria
Tel: +2348033095266

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Name: Chiwuike Uba
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Organization: The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF)
Address: 51 Nze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria
Phone: +2348033095266
Website: http://www.acuf.org.ng

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