Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre is very happy to have collaborated with the Asthma Society of Ireland and HSE Social Inclusion in producing targeted and important information resources.

“Asthma is a real concern for Travellers. We know from the All Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010)[1] that more Travellers die due to respiratory conditions than the general population,” said Mary Brigid Collins, Asst Co Ordinator of Pavee Point’s Traveller Primary Health Care Project at the launch.

“Traveller Primary Health Care Projects are working hard around the country to help share information and strengthen asthma management within the Traveller community.

“Health messages targeted at the Traveller community are very welcome.  It says – this information is for you.  After years of exclusion many Travellers assume that information for the general population doesn’t include Travellers.”

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Five Step Rule Video with Traveller voice over –

Asthma Educational Video with English Sub Titles –

Roma Resources

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Five Step Rule Video in Romanian –

Asthma Educational Video in Romanian –

Record numbers of people require the Asthma Society’s help right now.  Over 380,000 in Ireland are living with asthma, with 890,000 likely to develop it in their lifetime. 

The Asthma Society operates two support services, the HSE funded Nurse-led Asthma and COPD Adviceline service on 1800 44 54 64, and the Sláintecare funded Nurse-led Asthma and COPD WhatsApp messaging service on 086 059 0132. These lifesaving services allow people with asthma and COPD to connect directly with a respiratory nurse who will work with them on an ongoing basis to help them get in control of their asthma or COPD.

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This project was funded by the HSE Social Inclusion Office.

[1]Kelleher et al., All Ireland Traveller Health Study, University College Dublin & Department of Health and Children, 2010.